Friedrich Nietzsche Sayings and Quotes

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

In the world of high finance the shilling of the idle rich man can buy more than that of the poor, industrious man.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The noble soul reveres itself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is very noble hypocrisy not to talk of one's self.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Illness is a clumsy attempt to arrive at health: we must come to nature's aid with intellect.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Insects sting, not from malice, but because they want to live; they desire our blood not our pain.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

No more fiction, for now we calculate; but that we may calculate, we had to make fiction first.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Evaluation is creation: hear it, you creators! Evaluating is itself the most valuable treasure of all that we value. It is only through evaluation that value exists: and without evaluation the nut of existence would be hollow. Hear it, you creators!     

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who is not a bird should not build his nest over abysses.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Smooth ice is paradise for those who dance with expertise.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound to the crowd strive for obscurity.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A vocation is the backbone of life.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever knows he is deep tries to be clear, but whoever wants to seem deep to the crowd tries to be obscure. For the crowd supposes that anything it cannot see to the bottom must be deep: it is so timid and goes so unwillingly into the water.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The devotion of the greatest is to encounter risk and danger, and play dice for death.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Give me today, for once, the worst throw of your dice, destiny. Today I transmute everything into gold.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

What is familiar is what we are used to; and what we are used to is most difficult to 'Know' - that is, to see as a problem; that is, to see as strange, as distant, as 'outside us'.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The familiarity of superiors embitters one, because it may not be returned.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The strongest have their moments of fatigue.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The so-called 'shortcuts' have always exposed mankind to great hazards; at the happy news that such a 'shortcut' has been found, they have invariably deserted and lost their own way.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The love of indulgence is rooted in the depths of a man's heart. His soul would prefer to share the excessive and unrestrained; but his soul cannot love.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The love of indulgence is rooted in the depths of a man's heart. His soul would prefer to share the excessive and unrestrained; but his soul cannot love.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

In everything one thing is impossible: rationality.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Poets and writers who are in love with the superlative all want to do more than they can.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Well-meaning, helpful, good-natured attitudes of mind have not come to be honored on account of their usefulness, but because they are states of richer souls that are capable of bestowing and have their value in the feeling of the plenitude of life.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is inhuman to bless where one is cursed     

Friedrich Nietzsche

An attack on the roots of passion means an attack on the roots of life.     

Friedrich Nietzsche