“Giovanni Maximus>Philosophy and Literature Salon

‘[Arthur Schopenhauer] was an out and out solitary; there was not one really congenial friend to comfort him – and between one and none there gapes, as always between something and nothing, an infinity, no one who has true friends can know what true solitude means, even if the whole world surrounding him should consist of adversaries. Alas, I can see that you do not know what it means to be alone. Whenever there have been powerful societies, governments, religions, or public opinions – in short, wherever there was any kind of tyranny, it has hated the lonely philosopher; for philosophy opens up a refuge for man where no tyranny can reach: the cave of inwardness, the labyrinth of the breast; and that annoys all tyrants. That is where the lonely hide; but there too they encounter their greatest danger…’~Friedrich Nietzsche, from _ The Challenge of Every Great Philosophy: Schopenhauer as Teacher~

~Painting: Arthur Schopenhauer (1815) by Ludwig Sigismund Ruhl”