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Engrave this Quote If there is anything in the world that can really be called a mans property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Ability
Engrave this Quote Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Absurdity
Engrave this Quote In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Action(s)
Engrave this Quote In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
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Adversity
Engrave this Quote There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Age
Engrave this Quote The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Engrave this Quote The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena, Volume I, 1851
Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote I owe what is best in my own development to the impression made by Kant's works, the sacred writings of the Hindus, and Plato.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Boredom
Engrave this Quote People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Bravery
Engrave this Quote Nothing in life gives a man so much courage as the attainment or renewal of the conviction that other people regard him with favor; because it means that everyone joins to give him help and protection, which is an infinitely stronger bulwark against the ills of life than anything he can do himself.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer, Position, IV
Certainty
Engrave this Quote The present is the only reality and the only certainty.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Change
Engrave this Quote Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Character
Engrave this Quote It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Communism
Engrave this Quote Rascals are always sociable -- more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Conflict
Engrave this Quote A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Control
Engrave this Quote Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism, 1851
Curiosity
Engrave this Quote The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Death
Engrave this Quote There is not a grain of dust, not an atom that can become nothing, yet man believes that death is the annhilation of his being.
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Engrave this Quote Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little dearth.
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Engrave this Quote After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Depression
Engrave this Quote Human existence must be a kind of error...it may be said of it, 'it is bad today and every day it will get worse, until the worst of all happens'.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Desires
Engrave this Quote The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Education
Engrave this Quote The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
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Expectation
Engrave this Quote A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
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Face, Faces
Engrave this Quote A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer

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