Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes


393 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche quotes:



"The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art."
"We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers."
"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."
"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication."
"Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company."
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
"He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted."
"He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how."
"I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his "divine service."
"In everything one thing is impossible: rationality."
"Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings."
"There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all."
"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."
"This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves."
"He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either."
"Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself."
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
"Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind."
"I love those who do not know how to live for today."
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."



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