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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

(1844-1900), German Philosopher

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

Category: Absurdity

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Category: Absurdity

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

Category: Action

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Category: Adversity

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.

Category: Age And Aging

Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit!

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin.

Category: Anarchism

I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.

Category: Animals

In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature.

Category: Aphorisms And Epigrams

The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of ''eternity''; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book -- what everyone else does not say in a book.

Category: Aphorisms And Epigrams

The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power.

Category: Architecture

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

Category: Argument

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.

Category: Arts And Artists

Art raises its head where creeds relax.

Category: Arts And Artists