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.


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

Friedrich Nietzsche

What separates two people most profoundly is a different sense and degree of cleanliness.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

In affability there is no hatred of men, but for that very reason there is all too much contempt for men.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.     

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

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The most vulnerable and yet most unconquerable of things is human vanity; nay, through being wounded its strength increases and can grow to giant proportions.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Like tourists huffing and puffing to reach the peak we forget the view on the way up.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Follow in the footsteps of your fathers' virtue! How could you hope to climb high unless your fathers' will climbs with you?     

Friedrich Nietzsche

In affability there is no hatred of men, but for that very reason there is all too much contempt for men.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb anddance; one cannot fly into flying.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Not doubt, certainty is what drives one insane.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The charm of knowledge would be small indeed, were it not that there is so much shame to be overcome on the way to it.     

Friedrich Nietzsche