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

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.

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.

Author Picture
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