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

A gift confers no rights.

A great-souled hero must transcend the slavish thinking of those around him.

When man, that master of destruction, of self-destruction, wounds himself, it is that very wound which forces him to live.

When one is young, one venerates and despises without that art of nuances which constitutes the best gain of life.

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

Every great philosophy is... a species of involuntary and unconscious autobiography.

In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain.

People demand freedom only when they have no power.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Every society has a tendency to reduce its opponents to caricatures.

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

Rendering oneself unarmed when one has been the best-armed, out of a height of feeling - that is the means to real peace, which must always rest on a peace of mind.

There is not even enough religion in the world to destroy the world's religions.

Every step forward is made at the cost of mental and physical pain to someone.

It is absurd to speak of right and wrong per se. Injury, violation, exploitation, annihilation, cannot be wrong in themselves, for life essentially presupposes injury, violation, exploitation, and annihilation.

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.

To change his opinions is for one nature an expression of purity of mind, like somebody who changes his clothing; but for another nature it is only an expression of his vanity.

Every tradition grows continually more venerable, and the more remote its origin, the more this is lost sight of. The veneration paid the tradition accumulates from generation to generation, until at last becomes holy and excites awe.

It is very noble hypocrisy not to talk of one's self.

Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.

Tradition grows ever more venerable - the more remote its origin the more confused the origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation, until it becomes holy and inspires awe.

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

Joyous distrust is as sign of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology.

The Christian faith is a sacrifice: a sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of the spirit; at the same time, enslavement and self-mockery, self-mutilation.

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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