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ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER ~ PAIN CAUSED BY DEATH

“The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer Jacques-Augustin Pajou (Jacques Augustin Pajou) (1730-1809) Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants Marble Louvre (France)

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VOLTAIRE ~ READING AND DANCING

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire

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ALBERT EINSTEIN ~ ON IMAGINATION

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

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BERTRAND RUSSELL ~ THE POINT OF PHILOSOPHY

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. Bertrand Russell

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SCHOPENHAUER ~ ROYAL ART

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. Arthur Schopenhauer

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PLATO ~ MUSIC AS A MORAL LAW

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ” Plato

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ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER ~ ON INTELLIGENCE

portrait_by_ludwig_sigismund_ruhl_1815 The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him. Arthur Schopenhauer

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SCHOPENHAUER ~ ON BEING AN AUTHOR

For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible. Arthur Schopenhauer

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SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR ~ ON LIFE

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir

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BARUCH SPINOZA ~ ON BEING HAPPY

“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” Baruch de Spinoza, (1632-1677), Jewish philosopher. His “Tractatus theologico-politico” defends freedom of thought and tolerance. German School. Herzogliche Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel, Germany. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

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