Friedrich Nietzsche quotes

Born
October 15, 1844 ,Röcken , Saxony, Prussia (Germany).

Died
August 25, 1900.

Occupation
Philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist.

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, Latin, and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
– 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
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The word ‘Christianity’ is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
– 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
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no facts, only interpretations.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Success has always been a great liar.
– 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
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
– 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
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
– 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
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Art is the proper task of life.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The doer alone learneth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
– 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
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
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
 Without music, life would be a mistake.
– 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
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
 Woman was God’s second mistake.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
– Friedrich 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
 Fear is the mother of morality.
– Friedrich Nietzsche