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.


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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

If one uses one's intellect to become master over the unlimited emotions, it may produce a sorry and diversionary effect upon the intellect.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.     

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

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.     

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

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.     

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

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche