Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

Plato was a bore.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The doer alone learneth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Art is the proper task of life.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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The lie is a condition of life.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Fear is the mother of morality.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Woman was God's second mistake.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Success has always been a great liar.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is not consolation. It is light.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Art raises its head where creeds relax.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
In everything one thing is impossible: rationality.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Sing me a new song; the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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