Arthur Schopenhauer


Born
in Free City of Danzig (today Gdańsk), Poland
February 22, 1788

Died
September 21, 1860

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Arthur Schopenhauer was born in the city of Danzig (then part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth; present day Gdańsk, Poland) and was a German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation. 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.

He was the son of author Johanna Schopenhauer and the older brother of Adele Schopenhauer.

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

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
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“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms

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