"Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Arthur Schopenhauer on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Arthur Schopenhauer on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Arthur Schopenhauer on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Arthur Schopenhauer on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Arthur Schopenhauer on Winston Churchill
"There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity."
"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone."
"To live alone is the fate of all great souls."
"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."
"Hatred is an affair of the heart contempt that of the head."