Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes

393 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche quotes:

"Morals, however, remain invaluable: they reveal, at least for those who know, the most valuable realities of cultures which did not know enough to "understand" themselves. At all times they have wanted to "improve" men: this above all was called morality."
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"The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience -- they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity."
"“The great epochs of our life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us.”"
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"The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons."
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"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."
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"We advance our race by creating truth and imposing it on the world."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"Scholars spend all of their energies on saying Yes and No, on criticism of what others have thought -- they themselves no longer think."
"We create truth, we don't discover it."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"Man created his own god: and there is no worse enmity on earth than that between gods"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the ''productive'' man a yet higher species."
"In all institutions from which the cold wind of open criticism is excluded, an innocent corruption begins to grow like a mushroom - for example, in senates and learned societies"
"When a man is in love he endures more than at other times; he submits to everything"
"He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life."
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"You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy shall be your success too."
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"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'."
"In music the passions enjoy themselves."
"The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power."
"One never dives into the water to save a drowning man more eagerly than when there are others present who dare not take the risk."
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"It is some fundamental certainty which a noble soul has about itself, something which is not to be sought, is not to be found, and perhaps, also, is not to be lost. The noble soul has reverence for itself."
"Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated."
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