Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

Friedrich Nietzsche

The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Poets treat their experiences shamelessly; they exploit them

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

'Faith' means not wanting to know what is true

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship - that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy

Friedrich Nietzsche

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche
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