Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes


393 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche quotes:



"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh."
"Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul."
"To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity."
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude."
"When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one."
"A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness."
"The lie is a condition of life."
"In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary."
"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
"Plato was a bore."
"Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?"
"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
"If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
"Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons."
"The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw."
"For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child."
"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."
"Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities."
"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."



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