• As my own father was sick, and miserably tied to his invalid's chair, he would have been abandoned had not an old servant performed for him a so-called service of love. My mother gave parties while he was perishing in solitude, and amused herself while he was suffering bitter agonies

    "Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy". Book by Rüdiger Safranski, trans. by Ewald Osers, 1987.