Sep 192012

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.

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