Friedrich Nietzsche quotes
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Friedrich Nietzsche Short quotes ⇑
One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.
One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.
Friedrich Nietzsche Life quotes ⇑
All Friedrich Nietzsche quotes ⇑
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.
you must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?
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.
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
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.
I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.
I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
My solitude doesn't depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.
Throw roses into the abyss and say: 'here is my thanks to the monster who didn't succeed in swallowing me alive.'
Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthword, downword, into the dark, the deep - into evil.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Man is something that shall be overcome. Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman - a rope over an abyss. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.