Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. Best Freidrich Nietzsche quotes

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche: Human, All-too-Human

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. 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

We have art in order not to die of the truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what other men say in whole books—what other men do not say in whole books. Friedrich Nietzsche: Twilight of the Idols

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

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

Talking much about oneself may be a way of hiding oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. Friedrich Nietzsche

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. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche

The vanity of others runs counter to our taste only when it runs counter to our vanity. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

One person seeks a midwife for his thoughts; the other, someone he can assist. Here is the origin of a good conversation. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

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

Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you. 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

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe me, the secret of the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! 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

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

There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa: with a blessing rather than in love. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. 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

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche

God is dead: but considering the state Man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche

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. Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn’t. Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm. Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra

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

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

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

Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. As one climbs higher, life becomes ever harder; the coldness increases, responsibility increases. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Antichrist

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

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is that which must overcome itself again and again. 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: Beyond Good and Evil

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

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. 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

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man. Friedrich Nietzsche: Human, All-too-Human

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

There are no facts, only interpretations. 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

How little it takes to make us happy! The sound of a bagpipe. Without music life would be a mistake. The German even imagines God as singing songs. Friedrich Nietzsche

We praise or blame as one or the other affords more opportunity for exhibiting our power of judgment. Friedrich Nietzsche: Human, All-too-Human

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Man’s maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Man is the only animal that must be encouraged to live. Friedrich Nietzsche

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. Friedrich Nietzsche

I did this,” says my memory. “I cannot have done this,” says my pride, remaining inexorable. Eventually, my memory yields. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

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. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. Friedrich Nietzsche

The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned. Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

Insanity is the exception in individuals. In groups, parties, peoples, and times it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

Underneath this reality in which we live and have our being, another and altogether different reality lies concealed. Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. Friedrich Nietzsche

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. Friedrich Nietzsche

We have art so that we shall not die of reality. Friedrich Nietzsche

People are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings. Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no moral phenomena, only a moral interpretation of phenomena. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

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

In loneliness, the lonely one eats himself; in a crowd, the many eat him. Now choose. 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

Necessity is not a fact but an interpretation. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Will to Power

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

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The will to overcome a passion is in the end merely the will of another or several other passions. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

. . . It seems to me that a human being with the very best of intentions can do immeasurable harm, if he is immodest enough to wish to profit those whose spirit and will are concealed from him. . . . Friedrich Nietzsche

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. Friedrich Nietzsche: Twilight of the Idols

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

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

Whoever despises himself still esteems the despiser within himself. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man? Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Whoever has really sacrificed anything, knows that he wanted and got something in return. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Man is the cruelest animal. Friedrich Nietzsche

One must have all the virtues to sleep well. Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit adultery? Shall I covet my neighbours maid? All that would go ill with good sleep. Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra

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, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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

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

Success has always been the worst of liars. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

The thought of suicide is a great consolation; one can get through many a bad night with it. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

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

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

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is a distinction to have many virtues, but a hard lot. Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra

Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche

A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies. 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

God created woman. And indeed, that was the end of boredom—but of other things too! Woman was God’s second mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Antichrist

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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

Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is. Friedrich Nietzsche

There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all. 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

There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He. Friedrich Nietzsche

What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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. Friedrich Nietzsche

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings-always darker, emptier and simpler. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you. Friedrich W. Nietzsche

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

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

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