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

Mankind can best be led by the nose with morality.

Mistrust all in whom the urge to punish is strong!

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

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.

In disrespecting, we show that we still maintain a sense of respect.

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

The will to truth is merely the longing for a stable world.

In music the passions enjoy themselves.

No victor believes in chance.

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

In order to acquire intellect one must need it. One loses it when it is no longer necessary.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Every fact and every work exercises a fresh persuasion over every age and every new species of man.

In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments.

One finds in art the means whereby he may rejoice in his nature, another the means whereby he may temporarily overcome and escape from his nature. In accordance with these two needs, there are two kinds of art and artist.

There are questions whose truth or untruth cannot be decided by man; all the supreme questions, all the supreme problems of value are beyond human reason... To grasp the limits of reason - only this is true philosophy.

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.

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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