Friedrich Nietzsche Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old friedrich nietzsche quotes, friedrich nietzsche sayings, and friedrich nietzsche proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


What does not kill us makes us stronger.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Immature is the love of the youth, and immature his hatred of man and earth. His mind and the wings of his spirit are still tied down and heavy.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Idleness is the parent of psychology.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

At times, our strengths propel us so far forward we can no longer endure our weaknesses and perish from them.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Remorse. Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.     

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

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Battle not with monsters lest you become one.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty.     

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

For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Not to he who is offensive to us are we most unfair but to he who does not concern us at all.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

No conqueror believes in chance.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.     

Friedrich Nietzsche