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 242 thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche

The miserable have no other medicine but hope.

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

Man is the cruelest animal.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Success has always been a great liar.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

How much truth can a spirit bear, how much truth can a spirit dare? ... that became for me more and more the real measure of value.

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

The thousand mysteries around us would not trouble but interest us, if only we had cheerful, healthy hearts.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The doer alone learneth.

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

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Faith is not wanting to know what is true.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Friedrich Nietzsche

When marrying, one should ask oneself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this woman into your old age?

Friedrich Nietzsche

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.

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

We praise or blame as one or the other affords more opportunity for exhibiting our power of judgment.

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
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