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.


The final reward of the dead - to die no more.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The child as a monument to the passion of two people; the will to oneness in two.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fear is the mother of morality.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

In our own presence, we all pretend to be simpler than we are: thus we take a break from our fellow human beings.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is always a certain noise in applause: even in the applause we give ourselves.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Inaction, letting be, neither creating nor destroying--that is my evil. And also the knower as one without desire.      

Friedrich Nietzsche

Only he who is man enough will release the woman in woman.     

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

What the father kept silent the son speaks out.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fathers have a lot to do to make up for having sons.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed.      

Friedrich Nietzsche

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The sensible author writes for no other posterity than his own—that is, for his age—so as to be able even then to take pleasure in himself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes–and calls it his pride.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest cure for love is still that time honoured medicine - love returned.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Only where there are graves are there resurrections.      

Friedrich Nietzsche

Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.     

Friedrich Nietzsche