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.


Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.     

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill me makes me stronger.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The church is precisely that against which Jesus preached -- and against which he taught his disciples to fight.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Style ought to prove that one believes in an idea; not only that one thinks it but also feels it.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

That is the most extreme form of nihilism: nothingness (the "meaningless") eternally!     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

In architecture the pride of man, his triumph over gravitation, his will to power, assume a visible form. Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of forms.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

One should not go into churches if one wants to breathe pure air.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.     

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche