German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was negative enough about fame. “Erecting a monument to somebody in his/her lifetime,” he would say, “means admitting that future generations will not do it.” However, fame still came up with the philosopher, as a monument to him was erected in Frankfurt-on-Main. The philosopher of pessimism believed this world to be the worst of the worlds, yet introduced term mental enjoyment and did a lot in the vineyards of philosophy. Let us leave his theories to specialists and enjoy the keenness of his wonderful observations. “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.” “There are three kinds of aristocracy – of birth and rank, of money, and of the mind or intellect. The last is really the most distinguished one.” “Three powers rule the world: intellect, force and happiness.” “With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty, but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.” “To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties,” Schopenhauer said and remained a confirmed bachelor.
In 1788, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was born