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

What are man’s truths ultimately? Merely his irrefutable errors.

He who thinks much and to some purpose easily forgets his own experiences but not the thoughts each experience provoked.

Love is more afraid of change than destruction.

The preponderance of pain over pleasure is the cause of our fictitious morality and religion.

What is most difficult to render from one language to another is the tempo of its style.

I condemn Christianity, I bring against the Christian Church the most terrible charge any prosecutor has ever uttered. to me it is the extremist thinkable form of corruption, it has had the will to the ultimate corruption conceivably possible. The Christian Church has left nothing untouched by its depravity, it has made of every value a disvalue, of every truth a lie, of every kind of integrity a vileness of soul. People still dare to talk to me of its ‘humanitarian’ blessings! To abolish any state of distress whatever has been profoundly inexpedient to it: it has lived on states of distress, it has created states of distress in order to externalize itself.

Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good.

The religious man thinks only of himself.

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Many things are not believed because their current explanation is not believed.

The sphere of poetry does not lie outside the world as a fantastic impossibility spawned by a poet’s brain: it desires to be just the opposite, the unvarnished expression of the truth, and must precisely for that reason discard the mendacious finery of that alleged reality of the man of culture. The contrast between this real truth of nature and the lie of culture that poses as if it were the only reality is similar to that between the eternal core of things, the thing-in-itself, and the whole world of appearances.

In architecture the pride of man, his triumph over gravitation, his will to power, assume a visible form. Architecture is sort of oratory of power by means of forms.

Men after death... are understood worse than men of the moment, but heard better.

The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.

Cause and effect: such a duality probably never occurs - in reality there lies before us a continuum out of which we isolate a couple of pieces.

Civilization aims at making all good things... accessible even to cowards.

Contentment preserves one from catching cold. Has a woman who knew that she was well dressed ever caught a cold? No, not even when she had scarcely a rag on her back.

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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