Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

One ought to hold on to one's heart.. view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride... view

By: 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... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs.. view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Plato was a bore... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

In music the passions enjoy themselves... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of "eternity".. view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death.".. view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

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

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Success has always been a great liar... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

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

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his "divine service.".. view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep.. view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

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

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

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

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Art raises its head where creeds relax... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders... view

By: 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... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt... view

By: Friedrich Nietzsche