First let’s review a brief biography and then consider the genius of his quotes.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Arthur Schopenhauer was born in 1788 in the city of Danzig, Germany on the Baltic Sea. He was the son of Heinrich and Johanna Schopenhauer, who were both descendants of wealthy German middle class families. In 1805 Schopenhauer’s father committed suicide when he was only 16 years old. His mother, who was a famous author, kicked Arthur out of her home when Goethe told her that her son was destined for great things. She followed this up with a letter and wrote, “I hope I never have to see you again.” She could not tolerate any competition from her son for the attention she desired only for herself. There is no doubt that these experiences contributed to Schopenhauer’s view of the world and his philosophy.
Schopenhauer knew at a very young age that he was a genius. A fact that his parents often wished was not discovered by their son until after he was out of their home. There are letters from his parents written to him when he was a child asking him why he was so disagreeable? Why do you need to challenge what everyone says and not accept what others have to say? He was convinced of his genius all his life. Schopenhauer sincerely believed in his genius and his purpose in life was to bring his view of the truth to others not able to “see the target.”
Schopenhauer became a student at the University of Gottingen in 1809. There he studied metaphysics and psychology. In 1818 Schopenhauer published his masterpiece, The World as Will and Idea. In 1820, Schopenhauer became a lecturer at the University of Berlin. It was there that he came into direct competition with G. W. F. Hegel, whose philosophy he despised. He scheduled his own lectures to coincide with Hegel’s in an attempt to destroy student support of Hegel’s philosophy. However, only 5 students came to his first lecture and none came to his second and Schopenhauer dropped out of academia and never taught at a university again. This was the only job that Schopenhauer ever had and it lasted only one day.
While living in Berlin, Schopenhauer was named as a defendant in a law suit by a woman named Caroline Marquet. She asked for damages, alleging that Schopenhauer had pushed her. Knowing that he was a man of some means and that he disliked noise, she deliberately annoyed him by raising her voice while standing right outside his door. Marquet alleged that the philosopher had assaulted and battered her after she refused to leave his doorway. Her companion testified that she saw Marquet prostrate outside of his apartment. Because Marquet won the lawsuit, he made payments to her for the next twenty years. When she died, he wrote on a copy of her death certificate, “Obit anus, abet onus.” (Latin for, “The old woman dies, the burden is lifted). Schopenhauer tended to rub people the wrong way and if they got in his way he was not hesitant to abuse them in his writings, verbally or as in this example physically.
Schopenhauer was considered a liberal in his social views: he was strongly against taboos on issues like suicide and homosexuality. He condemned the treatment of African slaves and supported the abolitionist movement in the United States. He was very concerned about the rights of animals and praised the establishment of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in London and the Animals’ Friends Society in Philadelphia.
In 1831, a cholera epidemic broke out in Berlin and both Hegel and Schopenhauer fled the city. Hegel returned prematurely, caught the infection and died a few days later. Schopenhauer moved south and settled permanently in Frankfurt in 1833. He remained there for the next 27 years living all alone except the companionship of two poodles named Atma and Butz. He enjoyed good health until 1860. He died sitting in his armchair of heart failure on September 21 of that year at the age of 72.
- The ordinary aims at a target other cannot miss; Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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- If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
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- It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
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- Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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- The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
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