Steve Gambardella on Schopenhauer

“According to Schopenhauer, the “will to life” — a manifestation of “the will” in living things — is what causes the desire to stay alive and procreate. But the pessimistic older philosopher believed the will to life caused nothing but anguish since it was the source of insatiable desires. Schopenhauer reasoned that the best thing to do was renounce this will and to find peace instead in art and compassion.”

~ Steve Gambardella / Medium

Arthur Schopenhauer on Genius

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer on Intellect

“A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

Arthur Schopenhauer on Life

“Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer