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By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Something might be true while being harmful and dangerous in the highest degree. Indeed, it might be a basic characteristic of existence that those who know it completely would perish, in which case the strength of a spirit should be measured according to how much of the 'truth' one could still barely endure- or to put it more clearly, to what degree one would require it to be thinned down, shrouded, sweetened, blunted, falsified.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Over immense periods of time the intellect produced nothing but errors. A few of these proved to be useful and helped to preserve the species: those who hit upon or inherited these had better luck in their struggle for themselves and their progeny. Such erroneous articles of faith... include the following: that there are things, substances, bodies; that a thing is what it appears to be; that our will is free; that what is good for me is also good in itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Every true faith is infallible. It performs what the believing person hopes to find in it. But it does not offer the least support for the establishing of an objective truth. Here the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to be a disciple of truth, then search.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Human nature has nevertheless been changed by the ever new appearance of these teachers of the purpose of existence: It now has one additional need—the need for the ever new appearance of such teachers and teachings of a “purpose.” Gradually, man has become a fantastic animal that has to fulfill one more condition of existence than any other animal: man has to believe, to know, from time to time why he exists; his race cannot flourish without a periodic trust in life—without faith in reason in life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

The one seeks a midwife to deliver his thoughts, the other, someone to assist: thus a good conversation comes into being.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Remorse.-- Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Whether we immoralists do any harm to virtue?-Just as little as anarchists do to princes. It is only because they have been shot at that they once again sit securely on their thrones. Moral: we must shoot at morals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Good manners disappear in proportion as the influence of a Court and an exclusive aristocracy lessens; this decrease can be plainly observed from decade to decade by those who have an eye for public behavior, which grows visibly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Men use a new lesson or experience later on as a ploughshare or perhaps also as a weapon; women at once make it into an ornament.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Of all evil I deem you capable: therefore I want the good from you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

The eternal child. - We think that play and fairy tales belong to childhood: how shortsighted that is! As though we would want at any time of life to live without play and fairy tales! We give these things other names, to be sure, and feel differently about them, but precisely this is the evidence that they are the same things - for the child too regards play as his work and fairy tales as his truth. The brevity of life ought to preserve us from a pedantic division of life into different stages - as though each brought something new - and a poet ought for once to present a man of two hundred: one, that is, who really does live without play and fairy tales.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

These small things - nutrition, place, climate, recreation, the whole casuistry of selfishness - are inconceivably more important than everything one has taken to be important so far.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

The advent of the Christian God, as the maximum god attained so far, was therefore accompanied by the maximum feeling of guilty indebtedness on earth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is precisely he who is becoming who cannot endure the state of becoming.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Instruments and playthings are sense and spirit: behind them there is still the Self. The Self seeketh with the eyes of the senses, it hearkeneth also with the ears of the spirit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

The man who does not wish to belong to the mass needs only to cease taking himself easily; let him follow his conscience, which calls to him: "Be your self! All you are now doing, thinking, desiring, is not you yourself.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

To live with tremendous and proud composure; always beyond —. To have and not to have one's affects, one's pro and con, at will; to condescend to them, for a few hours; to seat oneself on them as on a horse, often as on an ass — for one must know how to make use of their stupidity as much as of their fire. To reserve one's three hundred foregrounds; also the dark glasses; for there are cases when nobody may look into our eyes, still less into our "grounds." And to choose for company that impish and cheerful vice, courtesy. And to remain master of one's four virtues: of courage, insight, sympathy, and solitude.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Subordination to morality can be slavish or vain or self- interested or resigned or gloomily enthusiastic or thoughtless or an act of despair, just as subordination to a prince can be: in itself it is nothing moral.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

What makes one heroic? - Going out to meet at the same time one's highest suffering and one's highest hope.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Scholarship has the same relationship to wisdom as righteousness has to holiness: it is cold and dry, it is loveless and knows nodeep feelings of inadequacy or longing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no more dangerous error than that of mistaking the consequence for the cause.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Many deeds are done so as to forget another deed: there are also opiate activities. I exist so that another will be forgotten.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever has overthrown an existing law of custom has always first been accounted a bad man: but when, as did happen, the law could not afterwards be reinstated and this fact was accepted, the predicate gradually changed; - history treats almost exclusively of these bad men who subsequently became good men!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is the music in our conscience, the dance in our spirit, to which Puritan litanies, moral sermons, and goody goodness won’t chime.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the great stimulus to life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

One had better put on gloves before handling the New Testament. The presence of so much filth makes it highly advisable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.--What was that god thinking who counseled, "Know thyself!" Did he perhaps mean,"Cease to concern yourself! Become objective!"--And Socrates?--And "scientific men"?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Emerson is a person who lives instinctively on ambrosia - and leaves everything indigestible on his plate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

No artist tolerates reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

I despise mystics, they fancy themselves so deep, when they aren't even superficial.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Success has always been a great liar.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Those with certain temperaments find no way to endure themselves except by striving towards going under.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

When art dresses itself in the most worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

And so, onwards... along a path of wisdom, with a hearty tread, a hearty confidence.. however you may be, be your own source of experience. Throw off your discontent about your nature. Forgive yourself your own self. You have it in your power to merge everything you have lived through- false starts, errors, delusions, passions, your loves and your hopes- into your goal, with nothing left over.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Indeed, what forces us at all to suppose that there is an essential opposition of 'true' and 'false'? Is it not sufficient to assume degrees of apparentness and, as it were, lighter and darker shadows and shades of appearance- different 'values', to use the language of painters?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

The charm of the Platonic mode of thought ... consisted precisely in the resistance to the obvious evidence of the senses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality in Europe today is herd-morality

By Anonym 20 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

When we have to change an opinion about any one, we charge heavily to his account the inconvenience he thereby causes us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

...lust is only a sweet poison for the weakling, but for those who will with a lion's heart it is the reverently reserved wine of wines.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

[Heraclitus' language] dispenses with lightness and artificial decoration, foremost out of disgust for humanity and out of [his own] defiant feeling.