Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quote of the Day (7/15)

"To become reconciled to a friend with whom you have broken, is a form of weakness; and you pay the penalty of it when he takes the first opportunity of doing precisely the very thing which brought about the breach; nay, he does it the more boldly, because he is secretly conscious that you cannot get on without him." ~Schopenhauer

Philosopher Schopenhauer was known for his philosophical clarity and pessimism, but I think this quote is a very interesting perspective on the adage: "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me". And this adage typically applies to romantic relationships.