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.


In every form of womanly, love something motherly, love also comes to light.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.      

Friedrich Nietzsche

He turns all of his injuries into strengths, that which does not kill him makes him stronger, he is superman.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Partial knowledge is more triumphant than complete knowledge; it takes things to be simpler than they are, and so makes its theory more popular and convincing.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Astrology presupposes that the heavenly bodies are regulated in their movements in harmony with the destiny of mortals: the moral man presupposes that that which concerns himself most nearly must also be the heart and soul of things.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.     

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.     

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Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs.     

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

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.     

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If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.     

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All truth is crooked, time itself is a circle.     

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These small things - nutrition, place, climate, recreation, the whole casuistry of selfishness - are inconceivably more important than everything one has taken to be important so far.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Impoliteness is frequently the sign of an awkward modesty that loses its head when surprised and hopes to conceal this with rudeness.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Scholarship has the same relationship to wisdom as righteousness has to holiness: it is cold and dry, it is loveless and knows nodeep feelings of inadequacy or longing.     

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Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who attains his ideal, precisely thereby surpasses it.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The usual false conclusions of mankind are these: a thing exists, therefore it has a right to exist.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The usual false conclusions of mankind are these: a thing exists, therefore it has a right to exist.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.     

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Madness is the result not of uncertainty but certainty.     

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Every habit makes our hand more witty, and out wit more handy.     

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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.     

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Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play.     

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Man's maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play.     

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The belly is the reason that man does not easily mistake himself for a god.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.     

Friedrich Nietzsche