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.


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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The future influences the present just as much as the past.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The bite of conscience is indecent.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Invisible threads are the strongest ties.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

"Most people are far too much occupied with themselves to be malicious.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Whether in conversation we generally agree or disagree with others is largely a matter of habit: the one tendency makes as much sense as the other.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Every tradition grows ever more venerable the more remote its origin, the more confused that origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. The tradition finally becomes holy and inspires awe.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Pathetic attitudes are not in keeping with greatness.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The bite of conscience is indecent.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one's level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Injury makes one prudent,' says the proverb; insofar as it makes one prudent it also makes one bad. Fortunately, it frequently makes people stupid.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The strongest intimidation, by the way, is the invention of a hereafter with a hell everlasting.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The visionary denies the truth to himself, the liar only to others.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

In the end one only experiences oneself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Christianity makes suffering contagious.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And a lot of poison at the end, for a pleasant death.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.     

Friedrich Nietzsche