Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes


393 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche quotes:



"It was modesty which in Greece invented the word "philosopher" and left the splendid arrogance of calling oneself wise to the actors of the spirit --the modesty of such monsters of pride and self-glorification as Pythagoras, as Plato."
"If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that th"
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"Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty."
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"In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty --he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world --alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty."
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"In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty /he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world /alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"What is bad? All that proceeds from weakness"
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"The belief in authority is the source of conscience; which is therefore not the voice of God in the heart of man, but the voice of some men in man."
"Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
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"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
"Great intellects are skeptical"
"Whoever despises himself still esteems the despiser within himself"
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."
"To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance."
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"A high civilization is a pyramid: it can stand only on a broad base; its primary prerequisite is a strong and soundly consolidated mediocrity."
"Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm"
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"It is certainly not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable"
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"Woman learns how to hate in proportion as she forgets how to charm."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman"
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"The surest aid in combating the male's disease of self-contempt is to be loved by a clever woman."
"One begins to mistrust very clever people when they become embarrassed"



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