Arthur Schopenhauer on what makes a writer immortal

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By Ludwig Sigismund Ruhl — Schopenhauer-Archiv der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=394003


On control and letting go

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“Just as a mark is not set up in order to be missed, so neither does the nature of evil arise in the universe.”

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Duty

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“The good man will carry out his duties, without fear or turmoil; he’ll act in a manner worthy of…


On Anger

Delay Punishment

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“A punishment that’s delayed can still be imposed, but once imposed, it can’t be withdrawn.”

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On using facts, not emotions

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“Somebody is hasty about bathing; do not say that he bathes badly, but that he is hasty about bathing. Somebody drinks a good deal of wine; do not say that he drinks badly, but that…


Is this necessary?

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“Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, “Is this necessary?” But we need to…


Virtue

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“The elements move upward, downward, in all directions. The motion of virtue is different — deeper. It moves at a steady pace on a road hard to discern, and always forward.”

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Protect Your Commanding-Faculty

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“If someone in the street were entrusted with your body, you would be furious. …


Avoiding Raging Against the Good

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“Let’s not be angry at good people, for who will we not be angry at, if we rage at the good?”

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How to treat others

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“Act by everyone, in the same manner as if you supposed yourself to be him, and him to be you.”

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D.A. DiGerolamo

Lessons in philosophy, self-development, leadership, and strategy. stoicwithin.com. Socials: @stoicwithin / @dadigerolamo

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