Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Plato was a bore

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this na‘vet», which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating manůand with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed.

Friedrich Nietzsche

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands

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In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow

Friedrich Nietzsche

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is not consolation. It is light.

Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who laughs best today, will also laughs last

Friedrich Nietzsche

With the unknown, one is confronted with danger, discomfort, and care; the first instinct is to abolish these painful states. First principle: any explanation is better than none. . . . The causal instinct is thus conditional upon, and excited by, the feeling of fear. The "why?" shall, if at all possible, not give the cause for its own sake so much as for a particular kind of cause -- a cause that is comforting, liberating, and relieving.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

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