Arthur Schopenhauer Quote

A mother gave her children Aesop's fables to read, in the hope of educating and improving their minds; but they very soon brought the book back, and the eldest, wise beyond his years, delivered himself as follows: This is no book for us; it's much too childish and stupid. You can't make us believe that foxes and wolves and ravens are able to talk; we've got beyond stories of that kind! In these young hopefuls you have the enlightened Rationalists of the future.


Similes, Parables and Fables Parerga and Paralipomena - Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)

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A mother gave her children Aesop's fables to read, in the hope of educating and improving their minds; but they very soon brought the book back, and...

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A mother gave her children Aesop's fables to read, in the hope of educating and improving their minds; but they very soon brought the book back, and...

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A mother gave her children Aesop's fables to read, in the hope of educating and improving their minds; but they very soon brought the book back, and...

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A mother gave her children Aesop's fables to read, in the hope of educating and improving their minds; but they very soon brought the book back, and...