Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

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on the mountains of  quote by 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.

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there is not enough  quote by friedrich nietzsche

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.

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god is dead god rem quote by friedrich nietzsche

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?

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not necessity not d quote by friedrich nietzsche

Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.

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art is not merely an quote by friedrich nietzsche

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

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Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

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There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.

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Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.

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

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In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

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In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

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

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Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

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And 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.

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The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'

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The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.

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It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.

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

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Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

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What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.

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One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.

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There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

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

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It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.

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All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

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Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

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Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.

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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.

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

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Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease? He contaminates everything he touches - he has made music sick.

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Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.

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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.

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Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

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A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

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

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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.

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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.

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In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

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

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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

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Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.

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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.

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No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

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Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.

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

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When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.

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The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

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Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.

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Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?

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

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Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

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Faith: not wanting to know what is true.

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All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.

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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

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Without music, life would be a mistake.

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In music the passions enjoy themselves.

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You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.

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

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Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.

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

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It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.

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

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

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Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?

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In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.

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God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.

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The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.

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The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.

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Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.

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If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.

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Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.

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To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.

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What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.

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Sing me a new song; the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.

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There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.

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You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

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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.

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

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This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.

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One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

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When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

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We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.

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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.

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When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

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How good music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy.

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Equality before the enemy -that is the main condition to fight a fair duel. Where you have contempt, you cannot wage war; where you are in command, where you can see someone beneath you, you should not wage war.

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What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.

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Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.

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

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At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

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This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously.

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The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding; in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the cross.

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Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

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One should hold fast one's heart; for when one letteth it go, how quickly doth one's head run away!

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Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.

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Anarchists are mouthpieces of a declining stratum of society; when they work themselves into a state of righteous indignation demanding 'rights', 'justice', 'equal rights', they are just acting under the pressure of their own lack of culture, which has no way of grasping why they really suffer, or what they lack in life.

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State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people.

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Marriage as a long conversation. - When marrying you should ask yourself this question: do you believe you are going to enjoy talking with this woman into your old age? Everything else in a marriage is transitory, but most of the time that you're together will be devoted to conversation.

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The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.

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I and me are always too deeply in conversation: how could I endure it,if there were not a friend?The friend of the hermit is always the third one: the third one is the float which prevents the conversation of the two from sinking into the depth.

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Morality negates life."

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The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments."

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At a certain place in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating above the earth in a starry dome, with the dream of immortality in his heart; all the stars seem to glimmer around him, and the earth seems to sink ever deeper downwards."

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That which intoxicates, the sensually ecstatic, the sudden surprise, the urge to be profoundly stirred at any price -- dreadful tendencies!"

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

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Je ne sais ni entrer ni sortir .. je suis tout ce qui ne sait ni entrer ni sortir ."

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Some men have sighed over the abduction of their wives, but many more have sighed because no one wanted to abduct theirs.

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

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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.

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

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The arrogance that accompanies merit offends us even more than the arrogance of people who are lacking in merit: since merit itself offends us.

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Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power.

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Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom.

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Love is more afraid of change than destruction.

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Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life.

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I do not give alms; I am not poor enough for that.

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Such a man as instinctively feeds on pure ambrosia and leaves alone the indigestible in things.

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Emerson is a person who lives instinctively on ambrosia - and leaves everything indigestible on his plate.

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My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be other than it is, not in the future, not in the past, not in all eternity.

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Parasitism is the only practice of the church; with its ideal of anaemia, its holiness, draining all blood, all love, all hope for life; the beyond as the will to negate every reality; the cross as the mark of recognition for the most subterranean conspiracy that ever existed-against health, beauty, whatever has turned out well, courage, spirit, graciousness of the soul, against life itself.

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The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin.

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Christianity remains to this day the greatest misfortune of humanity.

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The Antichrist, Section 7

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Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship - that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy

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The moral earth, too, is round! The moral earth, too, has its antipodes! The antipodes, too, have their right to exist! There is still another world to be discovered--and more than one! Set sail, you philosophers!

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Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes.

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The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of 'eternity'; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.

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A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch.

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Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 153

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A labyrinthine man never seeks the truth, but only his Ariadne.

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Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.

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Art is the proper task of life.

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

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However much we may feel for the misery of someone close to us, we always act with some artificiality in their presence. We hold-back from telling them everything we think, often because we do not genuinely mean what we say; or because we take a pleasure in their plight, thankful that we are not affected.

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The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power.

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To have to fight the instincts - that is the definition of decadence: as long as life is ascending, happiness equals instinct.

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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

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What good is all this free-thinking, modernity, and turncoat flexibility if at some gut level you are still a Christian, a Catholic, and even a priest!

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Just as soon as we notice that someone has to force himself to pay attention when dealing and talking with us, we have a valid demonstration that he does not love us or that he does not love us anymore.

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

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One man runs to his neighbor because he is looking for himself, and another because he wants to loose himself. Your bad love of yourselves makes solitude a prison for you.

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

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Thinking about suicide is a potent consolation: it helps us to get through many a bad night.

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The thought of suicide is a great source of comfort: with it a calm passage is to be made across many a bad night.

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A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

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How little is required for pleasure! The sound of a bagpipe - without music, life would be an error.

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

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You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy shall be your success too.

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

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He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

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Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.

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It is nothing but fanaticism and beautiful soulism to expect very much (or even, much only) from humanity when it has forgotten how to wage war.

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Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.

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Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal.

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

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Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.

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So long as the priest, that professional negator, slanderer and poisoner of life, is regarded as a superior type of human being, there cannot be any answer to the question: What is Truth?

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When death brings at last the desired forgetfulness, it abolishes life and being together, and sets the seal on the knowledge that "being" is merely a continual "has been," a thing that lives by denying and destroying and contradicting itself.

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The best belongs to me and mine; and if we are not given it, we take it: the best food, the purest sky, the most robust thoughts, the fairest women!

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The best friend will probably acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is founded on the talent for friendship.

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

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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.

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For all things are baptized at the font of eternity, and beyond good and evil; good and evil themselves, however, are but intervening shadows and damp afflictions and passing clouds.

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To recognize untruth as a condition of life--that certainly means resisting accustomed value feelings in a dangerous way; and a philosophy that risks this would by that token alone place itself beyond good and evil.

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That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil:Min this the Vedanta philosophy and Heraclitus are my predecessors.

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Speaking of Georges Bizet: His music has the tang of sunny climates, their bracing air, their clearness. It voices a sensibility hitherto unknown to us.

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Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit!

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Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.

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Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

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Everyone becomes brave when he observes one who despairs.

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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

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Or shall I go out as a light does, not first blown out by the wind, but grown tired and weary of itself - a burnt out light? Or finally, shall I blow myself out, so as not to burn out?

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Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be.

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Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health...

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Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.

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The trodden worm curls up. This testifies to its caution. It thus reduces its chances of being trodden upon again. In the language of morality: Humility.

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The poet presents his thoughts festively, on the carriage of rhythm: usually because they could not walk.

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Lust and self-mutilation are closely related impulses. There are also self-mutilators among knowers: they do not want to be creators under any circumstances.

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The elimination of the will altogether and the switching off of the emotions all and sundry, is tantamount to the elimination of reason: intellectual castration.

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Certitude drives people mad.

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It is not doubt,is certitude that drives you mad.

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

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There is one thing one has to have either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge....

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

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Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play.

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The Christian faith from the beginning, is sacrifice the sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of spirit, it is at the same time subjection, self-derision, and self-mutilation.

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Thou seekest disciples? Then thou seekest ciphers.

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Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.

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What separates two people most profoundly is a different sense and degree of cleanliness.

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The surest aid in combating the male's disease of self-contempt is to be loved by a clever woman.

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A refined nature is vexed by knowing that some one owes it thanks, a coarse nature by knowing that it owes thanks to some one.

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Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.

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Even cohabitation has been corrupted - by marriage.

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Everyone nowadays lives through too much and thinks through too little: they have a ravenous appetite and colic at the same time so that they keep getting thinner and thinner no matter how much they eat.--Whoever says nowadays, "I have not experienced anything"--is a simpleton.

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To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.

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I devote myself to what I love the most, and for this very reason I hesitate to designate it with lofty words: I do not want to risk believing that it is a sublime compulsion, a law, which I obey: I love what I love the most too much to wish to appear to it as one compelled.

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There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends.

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Whoever deliberately attempts to insure confidentiality with another person is usually in doubt as to whether he inspires that person's confidence in him. One who is sure that he inspires confidence attaches little importance to confidentiality.

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Industriousness and conscientiousness are often at odds, because industriousness wants to pick the still sour fruit from the tree,while conscientiousness lets it hang there too long, until it falls and bruises.

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The consequences of our actions take hold of us, quite indifferent to our claim that meanwhile we have 'improved.

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After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

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After all, what would be "beautiful" if the contradiction had not first become conscious of itself, if the ugly had not first said to itself: "I am ugly"?.

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The object of convalescence ought to be to turn our attention to life: at other times, simply to our tasks!

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I am too inquisitive, too skeptical, too arrogant, to let myself be satisfied with an obvious and crass solution of things. God is such an obvious and crass solution; a solution which is a sheer indelicacy to us thinkers - at bottom He is really nothing but a coarse commandment against us: ye shall not think!

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Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

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He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.

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The purpose of criminal law is to punish the enemies of those in power.

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Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.

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Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his very heaven.

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This is the crux of the moral pessimists: if they really wanted to promote their neighbor's redemption, then they would have to resolve themselves to spoiling existence for him, and thus to being his misfortune; out of pity, they would have to--become evil!

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The most general deficiency in our sort of culture and education is gradually dawning on me: no one learns, no one strives towards, no one teaches--enduring loneliness.

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Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?

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In a man devoted to knowledge, pity seems almost ridiculous, like delicate hands on a cyclops.

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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.

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What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.

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People who live in an age of corruption are witty and slanderous; they know that there are other kinds of murder than by dagger or assault; they also know that whatever is well said is believed...

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We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.

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

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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'

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

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I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man.

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In the dark, time feels different than when it is light.

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There is nothing that has caused me to meditate more on Plato's secrecy and sphinx-like nature, than the happily preserved petit fait that under the pillow of his death-bed there was found no 'Bible,' nor anything Egyptian, Pythagorean, or Platonic - but a book of Aristophanes. How could even Plato have endured life - a Greek life which he repudiated - without an Aristophanes!

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Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.

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It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.

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Love brings to light a lover's noble and hidden qualities-his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive of his normal qualities.

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If an architect wants to strengthen a decrepit arch, he increases the load laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together.

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Scholarship has the same relationship to wisdom as righteousness has to holiness: it is cold and dry, it is loveless and knows nodeep feelings of inadequacy or longing.

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But in the end one also has to understand that the needs that religion has satisfied and philosophy is now supposed to satisfy are not immutable; they can be weakened and exterminated. Consider, for example, that Christian distress of mind that comes from sighing over ones inner depravity and care for ones salvation - all concepts originating in nothing but errors of reason and deserving, not satisfaction, but obliteration.

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The inclination to self-depreciation, to freely accepting being robbed, being duped, and being swindled, could be the modesty of a god among men.

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For let us not underestimate the Christian: the Christian, false to the point of innocence, is far above the ape-regarding Christians, a well known theory of descent becomes a mere compliment.

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What if God were not exactly truth, and if this could be proved? And if he were instead the vanity, the desire for power, the ambitions, the fear, and the enraptured and terrified folly of mankind?

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One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom -such as a solitude without friends, books, duties, passions must bring with it -those quarter-hours of profoundest contemplation within oneself and nature. He who completely entrenches himself against boredom also entrenches himself against himself: he will never get to drink the strongest refreshing draught from his own innermost fountain.

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A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them.

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Though the favourites of the Gods die young, they also live eternally in the company of Gods

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Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief one already has.

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The god on the cross is a curse on life, a signpost to seek redemption from life; Dionysus cut to pieces is a promise of life: it will be eternally reborn and return again from destruction

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Every word has its fragrance: there is a harmony and a disharmony of fragrances, and hence of words.

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To regard states of distress in general as an objection, as something which must be abolished is the greatest nonsense on earth; having the most disastrous consequences, fatally stupid- almost as stupid as a wish to abolish bad weather - out of pity for the poor.

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If we make sacrifices in doing good or in doing ill, it does not alter the ultimate value of our actions; even if we stake our life in the cause, as martyrs do for the sake of our church : it is a sacrifice to our longing for power, or for the purpose of conserving our sense of power.

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The good-they cannot create; they are always the beginning of the end.

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There is a stupid humility that is quite common and when a person is afflicted with it, he is once and for all disqualified for being a disciple of knowledge.

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You want to be paid as well, you virtuous! You want reward for virtue, and heaven for earth, and eternity for your today?

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That, however, is - mediocrity, though it be called moderation.

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The weak and the botched shall perish: first principle of our charity.

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It is thus only this personal feeling of misery that we get rid of by acts of pity.

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Nothing can be done about it: every master has but a single pupil--and he will not stay loyal to him--for he is also destined to become a master.

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Original minds are not distinguished by being the first to see a new thing, but instead by seeing the old, familiar thing that is over-looked as something new.

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The doer alone learneth.

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It is regrettable that a Dostoyevsky did not live near this most interesting of all decadents (Jesus Christ) - I mean someone who would have known how to sense the very stirring charm of such a mixture of the sublime, the sickly, and the childlike.

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Those who are failures from the start, downtrodden, crushed -- it is they, the weakest, who must undermine life among men, who call into question and poison most dangerously our trust in life, in man, and in ourselves.

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People who wish to numb our caution in dealing with them by means of flattery are employing a dangerous expedient, like a sleeping draught, which, if it does not put us to sleep, keeps us all the more awake.

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The empty, the one, the unmoved, the full, satiation, wanting nothing--that would be my evil: in short, dreamless sleep.

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A soul which knows that it is loved, but does not itself love, betrays its sediment: its dregs come up.

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One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

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The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.

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Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.

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In art the end does not sanctify the means: but sacred means employed here can sanctify the end.

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That little hypocrites and half-crazed people dare to imagine that on their account the laws of nature are constantly broken; such an enhancement of every kind of selfishness to infinity, to impudence, cannot be branded with sufficient contempt. And yet Christianity owes its triumph to this pitiable flattery of personal vanity.

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The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.

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No one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any. By enlisting passion on his side he wants to stifle his reason and its doubts: thus he will acquire a good conscience and with it success among his fellow men.

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Did you ever say yes to a pleasure? oh my friends, then you also said yes to all pain. all things are linked, entwined, in love with one another.

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Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

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Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.

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We are, all of us, growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption, but how near or distant that is, nobody knows- not even God.

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All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.

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The surest sign of the estrangement of the opinions of two persons is when they both say something ironical to each other and neither of them feels the irony.

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The surest sign that two people no longer speak the same language is that both say ironic things to one another but that neither senses the irony.

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In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god's blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.

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There are more idols than realities in the world: that is my "evil eye" for this world, which is also my "evil ear"..

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A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.

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It is perhaps just dawning on five or six minds that physics, too, is only an interpretation and exegesis of the world (to suit us, if I may say so!) and not a world-explanation.

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Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion.

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Exhaustion is the shortest way to equality and fraternity.

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Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

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

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No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.

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How much rationality and higher protection there is in such self-deception, and how much falseness I still require in order to allow myself again and again the luxury of my sincerity.

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Reason is the cause of our falsification of the evidence of the senses. In so far as the senses show becoming, passing away, change, they do not lie.

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Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters.

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The Germans are like women, you can scarcely ever fathom their depths - they haven't any.

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The strongest have their moments of fatigue.

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In those days it was possible for a Greek to flee from an over-abundant reality as though it were but the tricky scheming off the imagination-and to flee, not like Plato into the land of eternal ideas, into the workshop off the world-creator, feasting one's eyes on the unblemished unbreakable archetypes, but into the rigor mortis off the coldest emptiest concept off all, the concept of being.

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One must cease letting oneself be eaten when one tastes best: that is known to those who want to be loved long.

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Men have hitherto treated women like birds which have strayed down to them from the heights; as something more delicate, more fragile, more savage, stranger, sweeter, soulful--but as something which has to be caged up so that it shall not fly away.

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How do you expect to learn to dance when you have not even learned to walk! And above the dancer is still the flyer and his bliss.

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He who speaks a bit of a foreign language has more delight in it than he who speaks it well; pleasure goes along with superficial knowledge.

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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.

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

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We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.

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I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.

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The strongest knowledge (that of the total freedom of the human will) is nonetheless the poorest in successes: for it always has the strongest opponent, human vanity.

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Man is very well defended against himself... The actual fortress is inaccessible, even invisible to him, unless his friends and enemies play the traitor and conduct him in by a secret path.

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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.

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Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed.

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Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.

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Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.

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

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He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.

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Man and man's earth are unexhausted and undiscovered. Wake and listen! Verily, the earth shall yet be a source of recovery. Remain faithful to the earth, with the power of your virtue. Let your gift-giving love and your knowledge serve the meaning of the earth.

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We must understand how to hide in darkness in order to escape the gnat-swarms of utterly annoying admirers.

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Towards gnats and fleas we should show no pity. We would do right to hang petty thieves, petty calumniators, and slanderers.

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Everything good is the transmutation of something evil: every god has a devil for a father.

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There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil.

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Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.

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The word 'Christianity' is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.

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One must have all the virtues to sleep well. Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit adultery? Shall I covet my neighbor's maid? All that would go ill with good sleep.

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Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.

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It is the good war that hallows every cause.

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You say a good cause justifies any war; but I say a good war justifies any cause.

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If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion

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It may be that until now there has been no more potent means for beautifying man himself than piety: it can turn man into so much art, surface, play of colors, graciousness that his sight no longer makes one suffer.---

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Marriage was contrived for ordinary people, for people who are capable of neither great love nor great friendship, which is to say, for most people--but also for those exceptionally rare ones who are capable of love as well as of friendship.

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Success has always been a great liar.

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Gradually it has become clear to me what every great philosophy so far has been: namely, the personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir.

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Higher than "thou shalt" stands "I will" (the heroes), and higher than "I will" stands "I am" (the Greek gods).

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I have never come across someone who could inspire more respect than the Greek philosophers.

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One can lie with the mouth, but with the accompanying grimace one nevertheless tells the truth.

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A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.

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For the longest time, marriage has had a guilty conscience about itself. Should we believe it?--Yes, we should believe it.

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I live in my own place - have never copied anyone even half, and at any master who lacks the grace - to laugh at himself - I laugh.

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Some mothers need happy children; others need unhappy ones-otherwise they cannot prove their maternal virtues.

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...If I continued to harbour any hope for music it lay in the expectation that a musician might come who was sufficiently bold, subtle, malicious, southerly, superhealthy to confront that music and in an immortal fashion take revenge on it.

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One must never have spared oneself, one must have acquired hardness as a habit to be cheerful and in good spirits in the midst of nothing but hard truths.

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A Dionysian life task needs the hardness of the hammer and one of its first essentials is without doubt the joy to be found even in destruction.

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If we affirm one moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event - and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed.

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If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.

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If one seeks relief from unbearable pressure, one is to eat hashish.

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I hate you most because you attract, but are not strong enough to pull me to you.

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Love and hatred are not blind, but are blinded by the fire they bear within themselves.

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Heavy, heavy-hearted people grow lighter and rise occasionally to their surface through precisely that which makes others heavier,through hatred and love.

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Fathers have a lot to do to make up for having sons.

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The tragedy is that we cannot believe the dogmas of religion and metaphysics if we have the strict methods of truth in heart and head, but on the other hand, we have become through the development of humanity so tenderly suffering that we need the highest kind of means of salvation and consolation: whence arises the danger that man may bleed to death through the truth that he realises.

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They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it.

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The heart and hand of those who always mete out become callous from always meting out.

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How much disgruntled heaviness, lameness, dampness, how much beer is there in the German intelligence.

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Everyone who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.

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Battle not with Hello Kitty lest ye become Hello Kitty; and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you with huge eyes and a helpless disposition.

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Physician, help yourself: thus help your patient too. Let this be his best help: that he may behold with his eyes the man who heals himself.

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Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.

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What makes one heroic? - Going out to meet at the same time one's highest suffering and one's highest hope.

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The ordinary man is as courageous and invulnerable as a hero when he does not recognize any danger, when he has no eyes to see it.Conversely, the hero's only vulnerable spot is on his back, and so exactly where he has no eyes.

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The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.

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Only in war are you holy, and when you are robbers and cruel.

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All prejudices may be traced back to the intestines. A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Ghost.

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A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.

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Man, full of emptiness and torn apart with homesickness for the desert has had to create from within himself an adventure, a torture-chamber, an unsafe and hazardous wilderness- this fool, this prisoner consumed with longing and despair, became the inventor of 'bad conscience'.

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Like tourists huffing and puffing to reach the peak we forget the view on the way up.

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Bad cooks - and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen - have delayed human development longest and impaired it most.

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The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place.

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What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.

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If all alms were given only from pity, all beggars would have starved long ago.

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Human, all too human.

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Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

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Man, a hybrid of plant and ghost.

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And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?

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And if a friend does you wrong, then say: "I forgive you what you have done to me; that you have done it to YOURSELF, however--how could I forgive that!

Friedrich Nietzsche (Source: SoberSides.com)

I hate who steals my solitude, without really offer me in exchange company.

Friedrich Nietzsche (Source: SoberSides.com)

Whoever does not know how to find the way to his ideal lives more frivolously and impudently than the man without an ideal.

Friedrich Nietzsche (Source: SoberSides.com)

The definition of morality: Morality is the idiosyncrasy of decadents having the hidden desire to revenge themselves upon life - and being successful.

Friedrich Nietzsche (Source: SoberSides.com)