Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will.
Born: February 22, 1788, Gdańsk, Poland
Died: September 21, 1860, Frankfurt, Germany
Influenced: Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, MORE
Influenced by: Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, MORE
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.