Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, a German philosopher, cultural critic, philologist, prose poet, and composer, left an enduring impact on modern philosophy. He initially pursued a career as a classical philologist, later transitioning into the realm of philosophy. Wikipedia

“There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The tree that would grow to heaven must send its roots to hell.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am really very, very tired of everything – more than tired.” ~ 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

“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

“To escape boredom, man works either beyond what his usual needs require, or else he invents play, that is, work that is designed to quiet no need other than that for working in general.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you know the why, you can live any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man would sooner have the Void for his purpose than be void of Purpose.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is the truth, but a lie agreed upon.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is more harmful than any vice? Practical sympathy and pity for all the failures and all the weak : Christianity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you look long enough into the void, the void begins to look back through you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is the will to power; our natural desire to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his very heaven.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Plato was a bore.” ~ 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

“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

“Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the madness with which you should be cleansed? Behold, I show you the Superman. He is this lightning, he is this madness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A thought comes when it will, not when I will.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is the highest task and the proper metaphysical activity of this life.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am not a human being, I am dynamite.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous – a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Solitude makes us tougher towards ourselves and tenderer towards others. In both ways it improves our character.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Those you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The future influences the present just as much as the past.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I have forgotten my umbrella.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“But what if pleasure and pain should be so closely connected that he who wants the greatest possible amount of the one must also have the greatest possible amount of the other, that he who wants to experience the “heavenly high jubilation,” must also be ready to be “sorrowful unto death”?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman-a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous trembling and halting.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man makes god in his own image.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Yes, life is a woman!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Denn was ist Freiheit? Dasz man den Willen zur Selbstverantwortlichkeit hat.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In his lonely solitude, the solitary man feeds upon himself; in the thronging multitude, the many feed upon him. Now choose.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“But by my love and hope I beseech you: do not throw away the hero in your soul! Hold holy your highest hope!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.” ~ 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

“A Dionysian life task needs the hardness of the hammer and one of its first essentials is without doubt the joy to be found even in destruction.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Of all that is written I love only what a man has written in his own blood.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Few are made for independence, it is the privilege of the strong.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Great intellects are skeptical.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Memory says, ‘I did that.’ Pride replies, ‘I could not have done that.’ Eventually, memory yields.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I and me are always too deeply in conversation.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The world is a work of art that gives birth to itself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Immature is the love of the youth, and immature his hatred of man and earth. His mind and the wings of his spirit are still tied down and heavy.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever writes in blood and aphorisms wants not to be learned but to be learned by heart.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I teach you the Overman. Man is something which shall be surpassed.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In loneliness, the lonely one eats himself; in a crowd, the many eat him. Now choose.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Become who you are. Make what only you can make.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Live dangerously.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everyone who has ever built anywhere a “new heaven” first found the power thereto in his own hell.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“This world is the will to power and nothing besides!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In true love it is the soul that envelops the body.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If we train our conscience, it kisses us while it hurts.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” ~ 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

“And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it – all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessary – but love it.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“You know a moment is important when it is making your mind go numb with beauty.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There’s no defense against stupidity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.” ~ 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

“Only ideas won by walking have any value.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“While every noble morality develops from a triumphant affirmation of itself, slave morality from the outset says No to what is “outside,” what is “different,” what is “not itself”; and this No is its creative deed.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever has not two-thirds of his time to himself, is a slave.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The grand style arises when beauty wins a victory over the monstrous.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Untroubled, scornful, outrageous – that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.” ~ 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

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.’” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who obeys, does not listen to himself!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“All truth is crooked, time itself is a circle.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter.” ~ 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

“Christianity is Platonism for the people.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is evil?-Whatever springs from weakness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Time, space, and causality are only metaphors of knowledge, with which we explain things to ourselves.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“But he who is hated by the people, as the wolf by the dogs – is the free spirit, the enemy of fetters, the non-adorer, the dweller in the woods.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One has to take a somewhat bold and dangerous line with this existence: especially as, whatever happens, we are bound to lose it.” ~ 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

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“No victor believes in chance.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love is blind. Friendship closes its eyes.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Be careful who you choose as your enemy because that’s who you become most like.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Never trust a thought that didn’t come by walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The pure soul is a pure lie.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty but of certainty.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Convictions are prisons.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is a rope, tied between beast and Superman – a rope over an abyss.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“No artist tolerates reality.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The discipline of suffering, of great suffering – do you not know that it is this discipline alone that has produced all the elevations of humanity so far?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The real world is much smaller than the imaginary.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Happiness is a fata morgana. the only way to not end up unhappy is to not long for happiness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is some fundamental certainty which a noble soul has about itself, something which is not to be sought, is not to be found, and perhaps, also, is not to be lost. The noble soul has reverence for itself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen. Few in pursuit of the goal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be other than it is, not in the future, not in the past, not in all eternity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would find only disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is self-mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, as instinct.” ~ 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 love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” ~ 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

“Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Once the decision has been made, close your ear even to the best counter argument: sign of a strong character. Thus an occasional will to stupidity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.” ~ 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

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If a man wishes to become a hero, then the serpent must first become a dragon: otherwise he lacks his proper enemy.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A life without music is an error.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Evaluation is creation: hear it, you creators! Evaluating is itself the most valuable treasure of all that we value. It is only through evaluation that value exists: and without evaluation the nut of existence would be hollow. Hear it, you creators!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Strength is the morality of the man who stands out from the rest, and it is mine.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“For it is only as an aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world are eternally justified.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man’s maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play.” ~ 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

“All truths are bloody truths to me.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who possesseth little is so much the less possessed. Blessed be moderate poverty!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Dead are all gods: now we want the overman to live.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The earth has become small, and on it hops the last man, who makes everything small. His race can no more be exterminated than the flea can be. The last man lives the longest.” ~ 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

“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.” ~ 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

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.” ~ 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

“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 greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it. – What does not destroy makes me stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What does your conscience say? — ‘You should become the person you are’.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a wheel rolling on its own, a prime movement, a sacred Yes.” ~ 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 the truth is.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The will to overcome an emotion, is ultimately only the will of another, or of several other, emotions.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your god is dead and only the ignorant weep. And if you claim there is a hell, then we shall meet there!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Stupidity in a woman is unfeminine.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who cannot command himself should obey. And many can command themselves, but much is still lacking before they can obey themselves.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Buddhism is a hundred times as realistic as Christianity it is part of its living heritage that it is able to face problems objectively and coolly; it is the product of long centuries of philosophical speculation.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Was that life? Well then, once more!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, 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 higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The great end of art is to strike the imagination with the power of a soul that refuses to admit defeat even in the midst of a collapsing world.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“At the beginning of a marriage ask yourself whether this woman will be interesting to talk to from now until old age. Everything else in marriage is transitory: most of the time is spent in conversation.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Human, all too human.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In music the passions enjoy themselves.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I go in solitude, so as not to drink out of everybody’s cistern. When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think I really think; after a time it always seems as if they want to banish myself from myself and rob me of my soul.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is that which must overcome itself again and again.” ~ 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

“If you stare into the Abyss long enough the Abyss stares back at you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Of all evil I deem you capable: Therefore I want good from you. Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything matters. Nothing’s important.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The value of a thing sometimes lies not in what one attains with it, but in what one pays for it – what it costs us.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Only sick music makes money today.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“You who hate the Jews so, why did you adopt their religion?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am one thing, my writings are another.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“All great men are play actors of their own ideal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every day I count wasted in which there has been no dancing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Become who you are.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“God is dead, God remains dead, and we have killed him.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“From which stars have we fallen to meet each other here?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I looked for great men, but all I found were the apes of their ideals.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man Is Something That Must Be Overcome.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“In solitude there grows what anyone brings into it, the inner beast too. Therefore solitude is inadvisable to many.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“We are so fond of being out among nature, because it has no opinions about us.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both – a philosopher.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I need solitude, which is to say, recovery, return to my self, the breath of a free, light, playful air.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The doer alone learneth.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Master-morality and Slave-morality.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Society tames the wolf into a dog. And man is the most domesticated animal of all.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“For what purpose humanity is there should not even concern us: why you are here, that you should ask yourself: and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is the cruelest animal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“By losing your goal, You have lost your way.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The devotion of the greatest is to encounter risk and danger, and play dice for death.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“My humanity is a constant self-overcoming.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One must pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while still alive.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your soul will be dead even before your body: fear nothing further.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one’s level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What makes us heroic? – Confronting simultaneously our supreme suffering and our supreme hope.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.” ~ 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

“There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The higher you ascend, the smaller you appear to the eye of envy. But most of all they hate those who fly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Live dangerously. Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius.” ~ 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

“Art is the proper task of life. ” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary. He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The higher man is distinguished from the lower by his fearlessness and his readiness to challenge misfortune.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Happiness is the feeling that power increases – that resistance is being overcome.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If a woman seeks education it is probably because her sexual apparatus is malfunctioning.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Show me that you are redeemed, and I will believe in your Redeemer.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your educators can only be your liberators.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The good four. Honest with ourselves and with whatever is friend to us; courageous toward the enemy; generous toward the vanquished; polite-always that is how the four cardinal virtues want us.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“A living being seeks, above all, to discharge its strength. Life is will to power.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Free will without fate is no more conceivable than spirit without matter, good without evil.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthword, downword, into the dark, the deep – into evil.” ~ 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

“All things that are truly great are at first thought impossible.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“As long as you still experience the stars as something “above you”, you lack the eye of knowledge.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Woman was God’s second mistake.” ~ 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

“I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason – as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“The best friend will probably acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is founded on the talent for friendship.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To those human beings who are of any concern to me, I wish suffering, desolation, sickness, ill treatment, indignities, profound self-contempt, the torture of self-mistrust, and the wretchedness of the vanquished.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“One day soon you will meet a man, and he will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, and it is my greatest hope that he will not give you syphilis.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“What separates two people most profoundly is a different sense and degree of cleanliness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Creating-that is the great salvation from suffering, and life’s alleviation. But for the creator to appear, suffering itself is needed, and much transformation.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To the mediocre, mediocrity is a form of happiness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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