Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes


What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Plato was a bore.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
"Faith" means not wanting to know what is true.
Almost two thousand years, and no new god!
Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose.
What is done from love is always beyond good and evil.
This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves.
Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of Man.
Arrogance in persons of merit affronts us more than arrogance in those without merit: merit itself is an affront.
No one can draw more out of things, books included, than he already knows. A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access.
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of life is to live dangerously.
To live in a way as if life has no sense at all - here is what its sense is.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that one must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger.
In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain.
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.
The struggle against a purpose in art is always a struggle against the moral tendency in art - against its subordination to morality. Art for art's sake means, Let morality go to the Devil.
If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
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.
Necessity is not a fact but an interpretation.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way--before one began.
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.
Making music is another way of making children.

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