Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Who was Friedrich Nietzsche?

Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche on The Cite Site German nineteenth century philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is known for his profound influence on Western philosophy, his nihilism and his giant moustache.

Nietzsche's concepts of the Übermensch were later adopted and mutilated by Hitler's Nazi-party. His best known work is Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

Born October 15, 1844
Died August 25, 1900
Aged 55 years old

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Best 68 Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche – Page 1 of 3

“A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”

“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”

“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”

“Ah, women! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.”

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

“Distrust in all whom the impulse to punish is powerful.”

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“Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is.”

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.”

“God is dead! He remains dead! And we have killed him.”

“He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.”

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

“Hold a true friend with both your hands.”

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“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”

“I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.”

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“The idea of God is the ignorance which solves all doubt by repressing it.”

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“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

“In heaven all the interesting people are missing.”

“Insanity in individuals is rare – but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.”

“Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?”

“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”

“Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?”

“It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation.”

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

“Man is the cruelest animal.”

“Man is the sick animal. Man is the animal that doesn’t know what to do with itself.

The mind has many possibilities, but we can live no more than one life. What are we going to do with ourselves?”

“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen. Few in pursuit of the goal.”

“Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play.”

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“Morality is herd instinct in the individual.”

“No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

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“A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.”

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