In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin. It is a blessing that we do not know what is really going to happen. Could we foresee it, there are times when children might seem like innocent prisoners, condemned, not to death, but to life, and as yet all unconscious of what their sentence means.
 Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Sufferings of the World. copy citation

Author Arthur Schopenhauer
Source On the Sufferings of the World
Topic life youth theatre
Language English
Note Translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders

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