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Arthur Schopenhauer: Philosopher of Pessimism

by Jamie Shultz on 2022-09-21T17:53:00-04:00 in Fine Arts and Humanities, Biography, History | Comments
 
 
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

"The safest way of not being very miserable is not to expect to be very happy."

"Men are the devils of the earth, and the animals are its tormented souls."

"The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it."

"A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts."

"No rose without a thorn. Yes, but many a thorn without a rose."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Schopenhauer- Detailed biography of Schopenhauer

https://ezproxy.fairmontstate.edu/login?url=https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=102538&xtid=7288- Films on Demand-BBC Great Philosophers: Schopenhauer (1987)

 
 
Life of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
Call Number: B3147.W3 1970
ISBN: 040300196X
Publication Date: 1970
The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer
Call Number: B3138.E5 P32
ISBN: 0486217612
The Pessimist's Handbook by Arthur Schopenhauer
Call Number: B3118.E5 S47 1964

 

 
 

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