Quote of the Day – Schopenhauer

Watson Immigration, WA

Der Mensch kann was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will.
– Arthur Schopenhauer cited in Free Will by Sam Harris p.75

Of the countless ‘great’ quotes I’ve stumbled upon in a long life, the above line by Schopenhauer is extraordinary for its simplicity and insight.

For it strikes at the heart of what ‘will’ or ‘free will’ truly means.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login