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The Schopenhauer Cure Quotes

“The flower replied: You fool! Do you imagine I blossom in order to be seen? I blossom for my own sake because it pleases me, and not for the sake of others. My joy consists in my being and my blossoming.”

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The Schopenhauer Cure

“The obsession is a distraction; it protects you from thinking about something else.”

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The Schopenhauer Cure

The Spinoza Problem Quotes

“Each time a goal is attained, it merely breeds additional needs. Thus more scurrying, more seeking, ad infinitum.”

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The Spinoza Problem

“Fame, for example, consists of the opinions of others and requires that we must live our life as others wish.”

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The Spinoza Problem

“Home is not a place – it is a state of consciousness.”

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The Spinoza Problem

“If a person lives among people with very different beliefs, he can not adapt to them without a fundamental change.”

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The Spinoza Problem

“People like those who care about them.”

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The Spinoza Problem

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“Remember the meaning of 'patient'! It means that we 'should' be patient with the beliefs of others, even if we think they are irrational.”

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The Spinoza Problem

“We should cherish things because they are true, not because they are old.”

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The Spinoza Problem

“When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master, but lies at the mercy of fortune.”

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The Spinoza Problem

When Nietzsche Wept Quotes

“Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Dissect your motives deeper! You will find that no one has ever done anything wholly for others. All actions are self-directed, all service is self-serving, all love self-loving.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“I dream of a love that is more than two people craving to possess one another.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

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“I have often wondered why fears prevail at night. Twenty years after this question, I now begin to believe that fears are not born of darkness, but are, like the stars, always latent, but obscured by the light of the sun.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“I should have become an 'I' before I became a 'we'.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

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“Some people are wish-blocked, knowing neither what they feel nor what they want. Without opinions, without impulses, without inclinations, they become parasites on the desires of others.”

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More quotes by Irvin D. Yalom

“It is easier, far easier, to obey another than to command oneself.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one's germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Live when you live! Death loses its terror if one dies when one has consummated one's life! If one does not live in the right time, then one can never die at the right time.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Marriage should be no prison, but a garden in which something higher is cultivated.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Not to take possession of your life plan is to let your existence be an accident.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“One thing I feel clear about is that it's important not to let your life live you. Otherwise, you end up at forty feeling you haven't really lived. What have I learned? Perhaps to live now, so that at fifty I won't look back upon my forties with regret.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“The spirit of a man is constructed out of his choices.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Time cannot be broken; that is our greatest burden. And our greatest challenge is to live in spite of that burden.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“To build children you must first be built yourself. Otherwise, you’ll seek children out of animal needs, or loneliness, or to patch the holes in yourself. Your task as a parent is to produce not another self, another Josef, but something higher. It’s to produce a creator.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

“Watch yourself from a distance. A wide view always reduces the severity of the tragedy. If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.”

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When Nietzsche Wept

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