Friedrich Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Friedrich
Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
1844
1900

German Philosopher and Classical Philologist,wrote critical texts on Religion, Morality, Contemporary Culture, Philosophy and Science, most influential in Existentialism and Post-Modernism

Author Quotes

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.

Talking about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Spiritual strength and passion, when accompanied by bad manners, only provoke loathing.

Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.

So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own path but on someone else's.

Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.

One will seldom go wrong if one attributes extreme actions to vanity, average ones to habit, and petty ones to fear.

One often contradicts an opinion when it is really only the tone in which it has been presented that is unsympathetic.

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.

One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star.

Of what is great, one must either be silent, or speak with greatness - that means cynically and with innocence.

Nothing on earth consumes a man more completely than the passion of resentment.

Nothing is more expensive than a start.

Not need, nor desire - no, the love of power is the demon of man. One may give them everything - health, nourishment, quarters, they remain unhappy; for the demon insists on being satisfied. One may take away everything from them and satisfy this demon: they then are almost happy.

Nobody talks more passionately of his rights than he who, in the depths of his soul, is doubtful about harm.

No one lies as much as the indignant do.

Never to talk of oneself is a form of hypocrisy.

Most thinkers write badly, because they communicate not only their thoughts, but also the thinking of them.

Moral contempt is a far greater indignity and insult than any kind of crime.

Many people wait throughout their whole lives for the chance to be good in their own fashion.

Man is much more sensitive to the contempt of others than to self-contempt.

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.

Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power.

Life is a well of joy; but for those out of whom an upset stomach speaks, which is the father of melancholy, all wells are poisoned.

Liberal institutions straightway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established.

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First Name
Friedrich
Last Name
Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Birth Date
1844
Death Date
1900
Bio

German Philosopher and Classical Philologist,wrote critical texts on Religion, Morality, Contemporary Culture, Philosophy and Science, most influential in Existentialism and Post-Modernism