801 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes: Great Inspiration From a Great Mind
Among philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche is most often associated with nihilism. For Nietzsche, there is no objective order or structure in the world except what we give it. Penetrating the buttressing convictions, the nihilist discovers that all values are baseless, and that reason is impotent.
This is a list of 801 quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche. The list has no special order.
This is an effort to collect inspiring quotes attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche. Certainly, one of them can inspire you
Some random quotes inside this book:
Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Love brings to light a lover’s noble and hidden qualities-his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive of his normal qualities.
It is absolutely impossible for a subject to see or have insight into something while leaving itself out of the picture, so impossible that knowing and being are the most opposite of all spheres.
Only great pain is, as the teacher of great suspicion, the ultimate liberator of the spirit…I doubt whether such pain improves us-but I do know it deepens us.
If you know the why, you can live any how.
Did you ever say yes to a pleasure? oh my friends, then you also said yes to all pain. all things are linked, entwined, in love with one another.
Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. an unknown sage – whose name is self. In your body he dwells; he is your body. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.
We deceive ourselves when giving respect to the person for whom we have surrendered ourselves, when we respectively expect them to be as we would wish them to be.
I am opposed to socialism because it dreams ingenuously of good, truth, beauty, and equal rights.
One lives for the day, one lives very fast, one lives very irresponsibly: precisely this is called “freedom.”
Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion.
The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.
Asceticism is the right way of thinking for those who have to extirpate their sensual drives because they are ravening beasts of prey. But only for those!
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives acts and experiences otherwise than we do?
Without music, life would be a mistake… I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare?
Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?
Pity makes suffering contagious.
Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
The followers of a great man often put their eyes out, so that they may be the better able to sing his praise.
Great intellects are skeptical.
Deep is the well of truth and long does it take to know what has fallen into its depths.
I call a lie: wanting not to see something one does see, wanting not to see something as one sees it… The most common lie is the lie one tells to oneself; lying to others is relatively the exception.
If we train our conscience, it kisses us while it hurts
Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
The consequence is that every man comes to know himself solely in terms of his power for defense and attack.
Rather perish than hate and fear, and twice rather perish than make oneself hated and feared — this must some day become the highest maxim for every single commonwealth.
Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.