Quotation Explorer - 'Friedrich Nietzsche'

One should never know too precisely whom one has married. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Christianity is called the religion of pity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Excessive productivity can bring the most gifted man almost to madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We have art in order not to die of the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy! - Friedrich Nietzsche
However far man may extend himself with his knowledge, however objective he may appear to himself- -ultimately he reaps nothing but his own biography. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Some men are born posthumously. - Friedrich Nietzsche
For others do I wait... for higher ones, stronger ones, more triumphant ones, merrier ones, for such as are built squarely in body and soul: laughing lions must come. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Nihilism is…not only the belief that everything deserves to perish; but one actually puts one shoulder to the plough; one destroys. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? - Friedrich Nietzsche
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! - Friedrich Nietzsche
We are always in our own company. - Friedrich Nietzsche
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding; in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Convictions are prisons. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One must need to be strong, else one will never become strong. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If something is to stay in the memory it must be burned in: only that which never ceases hurting stays in the memory. - Friedrich Nietzsche
And he whom you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is time, it is high time... Yes, but to do what? - Friedrich Nietzsche
They're so cold, these scholars!May lightning strike their foodso that their mouths learn howto eat fire! - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is not enough religion in the world to destroy the world's religions. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Only sick music makes money today. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I consist of body and soul - in the worlds of a child. And why shouldn't we speak like children? But the enlightened, the knowledgealbe would say: I am body through and through, nothing more; and the soul is just a word for something on the body. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Improvements are invented only by those who can feel that something is not good. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Everything that one thinks about a lot becomes problematic. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You say, it's dark. And in truth, I did place a cloud before your sun. But do you not see how the edges of the cloud are already glowing and turning light. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. - Friedrich Nietzsche
How good music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion on us. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You may lie with your mouth, but with the mouth you make as you do so you none the less tell the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have forgotten my umbrella. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Life without music would be a mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way - not at all or in an interesting manner. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche
the voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls - Friedrich Nietzsche
How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche
...throw roses into the abyss and say: 'here is my thanks to the monster who didn't succeed in swallowing me alive. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We have to cease to think, if we refuse to do it in the prison house of language; for we cannot reach further than the doubt which asks whether the limit we see is really a limit. - Friedrich Nietzsche
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In a friend one should have ones best enemy. You should be closest to him with your heart when you resist him. - Friedrich Nietzsche
THE DISAPPOINTED MAN SPEAKS.--I sought great human beings, I never found anything but the APES of their ideal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The quest for philosophy's beginning is idle, for everywhere in all beginnings we find only the crude, the unformed, the empty, and the ugly. What matters in all things is the higher levels. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Association with other people corrupts our character; especially when we have none. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound to the crowd strive for obscurity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Thinking evil is making evil. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Dove la moralità è troppo forte l'intelletto perisce. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I am a yea-sayer. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering among innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
For men are not equal: thus speaks justice. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man? - Friedrich Nietzsche
Faith: not *wanting* to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking. - Friedrich Nietzsche
People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All I need is a sheet of paperand something to write with, and thenI can turn the world upside down. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In the end one loves one's desire and not what is desired. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A real man wants two things: danger and play. Therefore he wants woman as the most dangerous plaything. Man shall be educated for war, and woman for the recreation of the warrior: all else is folly. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else! - Friedrich Nietzsche
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man. - Friedrich Nietzsche
State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! - Friedrich Nietzsche
What ever lives obeys . . . he who cannot obey himself is commanded. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of the truth than lies. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A thought comes when it will, not when I will. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Plus d'un qui n'a pu liberer ses propres chaines a su pourtant en liberer son ami. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Art as the single superior counter-force against all will to negation of life, art as the anti-Christian, anti-Buddhist, anti-Nihilist par excellence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To leave is to suffer,to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If you know the why, you can live any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Plato was a bore. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He whom you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster! - Friedrich Nietzsche
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage - Friedrich Nietzsche
A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The person who fights monsters should make sure that in the process, he does not become a monster himself. Because when you stare down at an abyss, the abyss stares back at you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is difficult to live with people because it is so difficult to be silent. And not against him who is repugnant to us are we most unfair, but against him who is no concern of ours. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I repeat that sin, man's self-violation par excellence, was invented purely inorder to make science, culture, and every elevation and ennobling of man impossible; the priest rules by the invention of sin. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The existence of forgetting has never been proved: we only know that some things do not come to our mind when we want them to. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If a man has character, he has also his typical experience, which always recurs. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche
For verily, my brothers, the spirit is a stomach. - Friedrich Nietzsche
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Jesus died too soon. If he had lived to my age he would have repudiated his doctrine. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Disgust with dirt can be so great that it prevents us from cleaning ourselves - from "justifying" ourselves. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Belief means not wanting to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What knows he of love who has not been obliged to despise just what he loved - Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows us that faith proves nothing. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If the belief [in Christianity] did not make us happy, it would not be believed: how little it must then be worth! - Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever extolleth him as a God of love, doth not think highly enough of love itself. Did not that God want also to be judge? But the loving one loveth irrespective of reward and requital. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We possess art lest we perish of the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Woman was God's second mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Not to see many things, not to hear them, not to let them approach one--first piece of ingenuity, first proof that one is no accident but a necessity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A very popular error: having the courage of one's convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one's convictions! - Friedrich Nietzsche
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The craving for equality can express itself either as a desire to pull everyone down to our own level (by belittling them, excluding them, tripping them up) or as a desire to raise ourselves up along with everyone else (by acknowledging them, helping them, and rejoicing in their success). - Friedrich Nietzsche
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The bite of conscience is indecent. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak. - Friedrich Nietzsche
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Quiconque lutte contre des monstres devrait prendre garde, dans le combat, à ne pas devenir monstre lui-même. Et quant à celui qui scrute le fond de l'abysse, l'abysse le scrute à son tour. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the best even of their blunders. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
. . .the real world is much smaller than the imaginary. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Man is the cruelest animal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Was aus Liebe getan wird, geschieht immer jenseits von Gut und Böse. (What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.) - Friedrich Nietzsche
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Every word is a prejudice. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A veces contemplo la esencia de la vida de una manera tan profunda que de repente miro a mi alrededor y veo que nadie me acompaña, que mi único compañero es el tiempo... - Friedrich Nietzsche
What we once did 'for the sake of God' we now do for the sake of money. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who makes no secret of himself, enrages. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In practice it is death that works soseductively behind the image of its brother, sleep - Friedrich Nietzsche
Amor Fati Love Your Fate, which is in fact your life. - Friedrich Nietzsche
So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else's. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Out of passions grow opinions, mental sloth lets these rigidify into convictions. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All that exists is just and unjust and is equally justified in both respects. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Great men's errors are to be venerated as more fruitful than little men's truths. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus I spoke, more and more softly; for I was afraid of my own thoughts and the thoughts behind my thoughts. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has much to proclaim one day, stays silently much immersed within himself: he who has to kindle the lightning one day, must for a long time--be a cloud. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The sedentary life...is the real sin against the holy spirit. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one’s strength, to read a book I call that viciousness! - Friedrich Nietzsche
We ought to face our destiny with courage. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. - Friedrich Nietzsche
For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's? - Friedrich Nietzsche
And we should consider everyday lost on which we have not danced at least once: And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no facts, only interpretations. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? - Friedrich Nietzsche
Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In heaven all the interesting people are missing. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All that is straight lies. All truth is crooked; time itself is a circle. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Notre religion, notre morale, notre philosophie, en sont que des formes de decadence de l humanite, le contre mouvement: l art - Friedrich Nietzsche
Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To find everything profound - that is an inconvenient trait. It makes one strain one's eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is herd instinct in the individual. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Writers whose thoughts are expressed with clarity and precision are assumed by readers to be superficial. Where the meaning is obscured, then readers give more attention and consider the fruit of their labour more valuable - Friedrich Nietzsche
What does not kill me, makes me stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Einer hat immer Unrecht: aber mit zweien beginnt die Wahrheit. Einer kann sich nicht beweisen: aber zweie kann man bereits nicht widerlegen. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
God is dead. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If thinking is your fate, revere this fate with divine honour and sacrifice to it the best, the most beloved - Friedrich Nietzsche
The final reward of the dead - to die no more - Friedrich Nietzsche
The life of the enemy . Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It was a subtle refinement of God to learn Greek when he wished to write a book and that he did not learn it better. - Friedrich Nietzsche
This world is the will to power - and nothing besides! - Friedrich Nietzsche
Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A moral system valid for all is basically immoral. - Friedrich Nietzsche
philosophy is not suited for the masses, what they need is holiness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The habit of intellectual principles without reasons is called faith. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Many people wait throughout their whole lives for the chance to be good in their own fashion. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Who is better, they who promote truth over happiness, or happiness over truth? - Friedrich Nietzsche
We talk so abstractly about poetry because all of us are usually bad poets. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who writes in blood and aphorisms does not want to be read, he wants to be learned by heart. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I am one thing, my writings are another. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser. - Friedrich Nietzsche
[N]othing is more easily corrupted than an artist. - Friedrich Nietzsche
That which is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil. - Friedrich Nietzsche
بهتر است به ذوق خویش دیوانه باشم تا به سلیقه ی دیگران ، عاقل .. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Ultimately, nobody can get more out of things, including books, than he already knows. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Convictions are the more dangerous enemy of truth than lies. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Plato is boring. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Your bad love of yourselves makes solitude a prison to you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A profession is the backbone of life. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is no beast without cruelty - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I mistrust all systemizers and avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Although the most acute judges of the witches, & even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was nonexistent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them! - Friedrich Nietzsche
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Under peaceful conditions, the warlike man attacks himself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Man is more ape than many of the apes. - Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Giving style to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A free life is still free for great souls. Verily, whoever possesses little is possessed that much less: praised be a little poverty! - Friedrich Nietzsche
At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The higher a man gets, the smaller he seems to those who cannot fly. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When virtue has slept, she will get up more refreshed. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Whis is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's? - Friedrich Nietzsche
I demand from a book harmony as unity and moderation; that determines the choice of words, the type and number of metaphors, the development and conclusion - Friedrich Nietzsche
A thinking man never be a party man. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Every means hitherto employed with the intention of making mankind moral has been thoroughly immoral. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Excess of strength alone is proof of strength - Friedrich Nietzsche
... first learn to construct the parts properly before it ventures to fashion a great whole; ... - Friedrich Nietzsche
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Art is the proper task of life. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. - Friedrich Nietzsche
No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil. - Friedrich Nietzsche
one does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The "highest" states of mind held up before mankind by christianity as of supreme value, are actually forms of convulsive epilepsy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
They punish you for all your virtues. They forgive you entirely--your mistakes. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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