What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has, or how he is regarded by others.
With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
It is a great piece of folly to sacrifice the inner for the outer man.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
According to me, the influence of Sanskrit literature will not be lesser than what was, in the 16th century, Greece’s influence on Renaissance. One day, India’s wisdom will flow again on Europe and will totally transform our knowledge and thought.
Hatred is an affair of the heart;
contempt that of the head.
Every person takes the limits for their own field
of vision for the limits of the world.
In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life–it will be the solace of my death.
Life is a language in which certain truths are conveyed to us;
if we could learn them in some other way, we should not live.
We seldom think of what we have,|but always of what we lack.
All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
If there is anything in the world that can really be called a mans property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.
The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money.
Topics: Happiness, Success, Money
The happiness of any given life is to be measured not by its joys and pleasures, but by the extent to which it has been free from suffering, from positive evil.
- Friedrich Nietzsche German Philosopher
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Wilhelm von Humboldt German Philosopher
- Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi German Philosopher
- Martin Heidegger German Philosopher
- Immanuel Hermann Fichte German Philosopher
- Johann Gottfried Herder German Lutheran Philosopher
- Moses Mendelssohn German Jewish Philosopher
- Friedrich Schiller German Poet
- Hannah Arendt German Political Theorist