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

The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is – to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted seas!

The surest way of ruining a youth is to teach him to respect those who think as he does more highly than those who think differently from him.

There are master-morality and slave-morality.

Vanity is the polite mask of pride.

We all fear truth.

What does not destroy me makes me strong.

What is it? Is man only God’s mistake or God only man’s mistake?

What one has no access to through experience, one has no ear for.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process they do not become a monster. And when you look long into the abyss the abyss also looks into you.

Morality is primarily a means of preserving the community and saving it from destruction. Next it is a means of maintaining the community on a certain plane and in a certain degree of benevolence.

One is healthy when one can laugh at the earnestness and zeal with which one has been hypnotized by any single detail of one's life.

Rather perish than hate and fear, and twice rather perish than make oneself hated and feared – this must someday become the highest maxim for every single commonwealth.

All that has a price is of little value.

All things return eternally, and ourselves with them: We have already existed in times without number, and all things with us.

By losing your goal – you have lost your way, too!

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

Cruelest enemy – Yourself!

Formula of my happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.

He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.

He who wants to set a good example must add a grain of foolishness to his virtue; then others can imitate and, at the same time, rise above the one being imitated – something which people love.

How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Mankind can best be led by the nose with morality.

Mistrust all in whom the urge to punish is strong!

Morality is herd instinct in the individual.

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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