A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will.
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