Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes

393 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche quotes:

"The most serious parody I have ever heard was this: In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God"
"The value of many men and books rests solely on their faculty for compelling all to speak out the most hidden and intimate things."
"Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain."
"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy."
"Your soul will be dead even before your body: fear nothing further."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"It was the sick and dying who despised the body and the earth and invented the things of heaven and the redeeming drops of blood: but even these sweet and dismal poisons they took from the body and the earth!"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."
"Of all writings I love only that which is written with blood. Write with blood: and you will discover that blood is spirit."
"Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Blood Quotes
"The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god"
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"Morality is primarily a means of preserving the community and saving it from destruction. Next it is a means of maintaining the community on a certain plane and in a certain degree of benevolence."
"There is not enough love and goodness in the world for us to be permitted to give any of it away to imaginary things."
"The thought of suicide is a great source of comfort; with it a calm passage is to be made across many a bad night."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"With the unknown, one is confronted with danger, discomfort, and care; the first instinct is to abolish these painful states. First principle: any explanation is better than none. . . . The causal instinct is thus conditional upon, and excited by, the feeling of fear. The "why?" shall, if at all possible, not give the cause for its own sake so much as for a particular kind of cause -- a cause that is comforting, liberating, and relieving."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"On this earth, one pays dearly for every kind of mastery . . . . For having a specialty one pays by also being the victim of this specialty. But you would have it otherwise -- cheaper and fairer and above all more comfortable -- isn't that right, my dear contemporaries?"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters."
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"To produce music is also in a sense to produce children"
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"When we talk in company we lose our unique tone of voice, and this leads us to make statements which is no way correspond to our real thoughts."
"Insanity in individuals is something rare, but in groups, parties, nations and epochs it is the rule"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Company Quotes
"I know my fate. One day there will be associated with my name the recollection of something frightful / of a crisis like no other before on earth, of the profoundest collision of conscience, of a decision evoked against everything that until then had been believed in, demanded, sanctified. I am not a man I am dynamite."

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