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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-10-15 1900-08-25) was a German philosopher, whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality.
Found 339 thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche

What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!' Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything more divine'?

Friedrich Nietzsche

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

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 large states, public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

Friedrich Nietzsche

I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?

Friedrich Nietzsche

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

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

"Every man has his price." This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.

Friedrich Nietzsche

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche

How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!

Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

He whom you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster!

Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are the more dangerous enemy of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is more ape than many of the apes.

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

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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