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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

(1844-1900), German Philosopher

One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.

Category: Egotism

One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

Category: Emotions

We find nothing easier than being wise, patient, superior. We drip with the oil of forbearance and sympathy, we are absurdly just, we forgive everything. For that very reason we ought to discipline ourselves a little; for that very reason we ought to cultivate a little emotion, a little emotional vice, from time to time. It may be hard for us; and among ourselves we may perhaps laugh at the appearance we thus present. But what of that! We no longer have any other mode of self-overcoming available to us: this is our asceticism, our penance.

Category: Emotions

He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.

Category: Enemies

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!

Category: Enjoyment

The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.

Category: Equality

To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.

Category: Excellence

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

Category: Existence

A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.

Category: Experience

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

Category: Experience

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.

Category: Extremes And Extremists

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

Category: Facts

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Category: Facts

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.

Category: Fallibility

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.

Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism