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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
October 15, 1844 - August 25, 1900
Nationality: German
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: German Philosopher

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.


Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.


Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.


He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.


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


A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.


One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.


Art raises its head where creeds relax.


Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.


It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.


Success has always been a great liar.


It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.


Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.


Woman was God's second mistake.


The future influences the present just as much as the past.


There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.


What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.


There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.


There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.


What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.


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