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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
Solitude
Arthur Schopenhauer

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A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Conflict
Arthur Schopenhauer

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A word too much always defeats its purpose.
Words
Arthur Schopenhauer

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After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Death and Dying
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
Books - Reading
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Change
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
Vision
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
Fame
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Greatness
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
Honor
Arthur Schopenhauer

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In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Action
Arthur Schopenhauer

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In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
Marriage
Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
Sacrifice
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
Faces
Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character
Arthur Schopenhauer

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It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
Fate
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
Journalism and Journalists
Arthur Schopenhauer

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No one can transcend their own individuality.
Individuality
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Stubbornness
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
Life and Living
Arthur Schopenhauer

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People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
Bores and Boredom
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun