Monday, February 22, 2010

Meandering in the shadows . . .

Today is the birthday of Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21,1860), philosopher. He is best known for his work The World as Will and Representation.

"Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"After your death you will be what you were before your birth." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer stamp image source (1)

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