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...the will comes in and deranges the intellect at once. Therefore let a man take counsel of a friend. A doctor can cure everyone but himself; if he falls ill, he sends for a colleague.
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In all that we do, we wish, more or less, to come to the end; we are impatient to finish and glad to be done. But the last scene of all, the general end, is something that, as a rule, we wish as far off as may be.
* * * * *Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection.This is why even people who were indifferent to each other, rejoice so much if they come together again after twenty or thirty years' separation.
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Intellects differ from one another in a very real and fundamental way: but no comparison can well be made by merely general observations. It is necessary to come close, and to go into details; for the difference that exists cannot be seen from afar; and it is not easy to judge by outward... Schopenhauer, Arthur
Excerpt from The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Studies in Pessimism · This quote is about farewells · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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