Arthur Schopenhauer Arta de a fi fericit Schopenhauer believed that the world was a cold, absurd place, and that it was only by the force of an individual’s . Arta de a fi fericit · Arthur Schopenhauer. lei. În stoc. Descriere. One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (). Posts · Tagged · #currentlyreading Arta de a fi fericit – Arthur Schopenhauer ( p.) #. #currentlyreading Gânditori ortodocși moderni – Pr. Andrew Louth ( p.) .

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Essays and Aphorisms – Arthur Schopenhauer

View all 3 comments. This looks as if poverty were not really such a very wretched thing as it appears from a distance. Exceedingly long seems his description of “Ritterehre” “knight’s honour code “which he admits himself, though it does seem to be a widespread fault that leads to all the revenge, crime and war follies. Do the right thing but don’t care too much for what other people think.

The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauers father, a rich merchant, considering freedom as the best safeguard of prosperity, decided to transfer his business to the still independent hanseatic city of hamburg. Fate is cruel, and mankind is pitiable. I have read in 3 different language An intellectual man in complete solitude has excellent entertainment in his own thoughts and fancies, while no amount of diversity or social pleasure, theatres, excursions and amusements, can ward schlpenhauer boredom from a dullard.

Some examples which generally also feature in other works of his: It helps me to find my inner richness and cshopenhauer sources of the true happiness. To ask other readers questions about The Wisdom Of Lifeplease sign up. Recommended for anyone into philosophy, or who is looking for some direction in life.


Nay more; it is evil which generally has the upper hand, and folly makes the most noise. In such a world as this, a man who is rich in himself is like a bright, warm, happy room at Christmastide, while without are the frost and snow of a December night. Schopenhauer attempted to make his career as an academic by correcting and expanding Immanuel Kant’s philosophy concerning the way in which we experience the world.

There is nothing which, like this quality, can so completely replace the loss of every other blessing. As Epictetus says, Men are not influenced by things, but by their thoughts about things.

Original review on another edition here: Refresh and try again. Schopenhauer is brilliant, but from the fifty rules collected in this work, many rules are frequently repeated. I love this book.

Well this was a waste of time. The natural needs of a human at the start of chapter 3 taken from Epicureus are a bad categorization in my opinion.

The true reason, however, is rather the fact that the man who has been born into a position of wealth comes to look upon it as something without which df could no more live than he could live without air; he guards it as he does his very life; and so he is generally d lover of order, prudent and economical.


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But fame is not a certain symptom of merit; because you can have the one without the other; or, as Lessing nicely puts it, Some people obtain fame, and others deserve it. No trivia or quizzes feticit. I saw people claim that this book gets a bit repetitive which might be true but the important thing is that the ideas you get exposed to are so great that a little repetition is good to help you really understand them.

Thankfully culture moved beyond that, and this should be taken as a historical note. He was the son of author Johanna Schopenhauer and the older brother of Adele Schopenhauer.

Trivia About The Wisdom of Life. Also the greater importance of skill and ability over possession and fame. What one human being can be to another is not a very great deal: The highest pleasures, those of the intellect, are to him inaccessible, and he tries in vain to replace them by the fleeting pleasures of sense in which he indulges, lasting but a brief hour and at tremendous cost. The influence of an action, be it never so noble, can last but a short time; but a work of genius is a living influence, beneficial and ennobling throughout the ages.

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