Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche

At bottom, every man knows perfectly well that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that th

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose

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the doer is merely a fiction added to the deed the deed is everything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar.

Friedrich Nietzsche

About sacrifice and the offering of sacrifices, sacrificial animals think quite differently from those who look on: but they have never been allowed to have their say.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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