Famous Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche


About Friedrich Nietzsche -

Lived: 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900
Known To Be:                               German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer
Wiki Link: Friedrich Nietzsche
Notable Ideas:                                           Apollonian and Dionysian, √úbermensch · Ressentiment, "Will to power" · "God is dead", Eternal recurrence · Amor fati, Herd instinct · Tschandala, "Last Man" · Perspectivism, Master–slave morality, Transvaluation of values, Nietzschean affirmation
Famous Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche
Famous Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche -

  1. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
  2. A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
  3. A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
  4. A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
  5. A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
  6. A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
  7. Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
  8. Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
  9. All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
  10. All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
  11. All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
  12. All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
  13. All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
  14. An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
  15. And we should consider every day 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.
  16. Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
  17. Art is the proper task of life.
  18. Art raises its head where creeds relax.
  19. Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
  20. Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
  21. Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
  22. 'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
  23. Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
  24. Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
  25. Fear is the mother of morality.
  26. For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
  27. Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
  28. Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
  29. Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
  30. God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
  31. Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.
  32. He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
  33. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
  34. He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
  35. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance one cannot fly into flying.
  36. Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
  37. I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
  38. I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
  39. I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
  40. I love those who do not know how to live for today.
  41. I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.
  42. If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
  43. In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
  44. In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
  45. In music the passions enjoy themselves.
  46. In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
  47. In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
  48. In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.
  49. Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
  50. Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
  51. It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
  52. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
  53. It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
  54. It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
  55. Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
  56. Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
  57. Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.
  58. Love is not consolation. It is light.
  59. Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
  60. Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
  61. Mystical explanations are thought to be deep the truth is that they are not even shallow.
  62. Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
  63. Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
  64. Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
  65. Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
  66. Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
  67. 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.
  68. Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
  69. One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
  70. Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
  71. Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
  72. Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
  73. Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
  74. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
  75. Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
  76. Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
  77. Success has always been a great liar.
  78. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
  79. The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
  80. The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
  81. The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
  82. The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
  83. The doer alone learneth.
  84. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
  85. The future influences the present just as much as the past.
  86. The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'
  87. The lie is a condition of life.
  88. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
  89. The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
  90. There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life their Christianity, for instance.
  91. There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
  92. There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
  93. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
  94. There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
  95. There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
  96. There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
  97. There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
  98. This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
  99. To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
  100. Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god but who knows my god?
  101. Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
  102. 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.
  103. War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
  104. We have art in order not to die of the truth.
  105. We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
  106. We should consider every day 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.
  107. What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?
  108. What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
  109. Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
  110. When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
  111. When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
  112. When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
  113. When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.
  114. When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
  115. Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
  116. Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
  117. Without music, life would be a mistake.
  118. Woman was God's second mistake.
  119. Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
  120. Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
  121. You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.



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