Quotations by Author

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.

Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.

To free a man from error is to give, not take away.