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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

(1844-1900), German Philosopher

Wherever there are walls I shall inscribe this eternal accusation against Christianity upon them -- I can write in letters which make even the blind see. I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind.

Category: Christians And Christianity

Christianity makes suffering contagious.

Category: Christians And Christianity

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

Category: Cities And City Life

To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.

Category: Civil Rights

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.

Category: Conformity

Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert.

Category: Conscience

The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the ''productive'' man a yet higher species.

Category: Creativity

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.''

Category: Dance And Dancing

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

Category: Dance And Dancing

The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to liver dangerously.

Category: Danger

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society.

Category: Disability

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

Category: Education