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Quote: Respectability offends my taste. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Respectability offends my taste.


Quote: They would have to sing better songs for me to learn to have faith in their Redeemer; and his disciples would have to look more redeemed! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

They would have to sing better songs for me to learn to have faith in their Redeemer; and his disciples would have to look more redeemed!


Quote: I will believe in the Redeemer when the Christians look a little more redeemed. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I will believe in the Redeemer when the Christians look a little more redeemed.


Quote: Creation is the great redemption from suffering and all life's growing light. But the creator must be suffering if needed and accept much change. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Creation is the great redemption from suffering and all life's growing light. But the creator must be suffering if needed and accept much change.


Quote: Righteousness exalteth a nation. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Righteousness exalteth a nation.


Quote: Never to talk about oneself is a very refined form of hypocrisy. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Never to talk about oneself is a very refined form of hypocrisy.


Quote: Only where there are graves are there resurrections. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Only where there are graves are there resurrections.


Quote: There are the spiritually consumptive ones: hardly are they born when they begin to die, and long for doctrines of lassitude and renunciation. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There are the spiritually consumptive ones: hardly are they born when they begin to die, and long for doctrines of lassitude and renunciation.


Quote: If ye would go up high, then use your own legs! Do not get yourselves carried aloft; do not seat yourselves on other people's backs and heads! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If ye would go up high, then use your own legs! Do not get yourselves carried aloft; do not seat yourselves on other people's backs and heads!


Quote: The flame is not as bright to itself as it is to those it illuminates: so too the sage. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The flame is not as bright to itself as it is to those it illuminates: so too the sage.


Quote: Have you noticed there are no interesting people in heaven? -Just a hint to the girls as to where they can find their salvation. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Have you noticed there are no interesting people in heaven? -Just a hint to the girls as to where they can find their salvation.


Quote: The higher culture an individual attains, the less field there is left for mockery and scorn. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The higher culture an individual attains, the less field there is left for mockery and scorn.


Quote: Every man who has declared that some other man is an ass or a scoundrel, gets angry when the other man conclusively shows that the assertion was erroneous. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every man who has declared that some other man is an ass or a scoundrel, gets angry when the other man conclusively shows that the assertion was erroneous.


Quote: Each word of Heraclitus expresses the pride and the majesty of truth, but of truth grasped in intuitions rather than attained by the rope ladder of logic. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Each word of Heraclitus expresses the pride and the majesty of truth, but of truth grasped in intuitions rather than attained by the rope ladder of logic.


Quote: Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry.


Quote: When one rows it is not the rowing which moves the ship: rowing is only a magical ceremony by means of which one compels a demon to move the ship. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When one rows it is not the rowing which moves the ship: rowing is only a magical ceremony by means of which one compels a demon to move the ship.


Quote: Where the past is venerated the clean and those who clean things up should be kept out. Piety is never happy without a little dust, dirt, and rubbish. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Where the past is venerated the clean and those who clean things up should be kept out. Piety is never happy without a little dust, dirt, and rubbish.


Quote: Impoliteness is frequently the sign of an awkward modesty that loses its head when surprised and hopes to conceal this with rudeness. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Impoliteness is frequently the sign of an awkward modesty that loses its head when surprised and hopes to conceal this with rudeness.


Quote: Compassion for the friend should conceal itself under a hard shell. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Compassion for the friend should conceal itself under a hard shell.


Quote: One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior.


Quote: The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.


Quote: Speaking is a beautiful folly; with that man dances over all things. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Speaking is a beautiful folly; with that man dances over all things.


Quote: When you stare into an abyss for a long time, the abyss also stares into you. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When you stare into an abyss for a long time, the abyss also stares into you.


Quote: It is not in how one soul approaches another but in how it withdraws that I knowr its affinity and solidarity with the other. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is not in how one soul approaches another but in how it withdraws that I knowr its affinity and solidarity with the other.


Quote: When we cannot stand certain people, we try to have suspicions about them. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When we cannot stand certain people, we try to have suspicions about them.


Quote: Help thyself: then everyone will help thee too. Principle of Christian charity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Help thyself: then everyone will help thee too. Principle of Christian charity.


Quote: Whatever the State saith is a lie; whatever it hath is a theft: all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary, insatiate monster. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whatever the State saith is a lie; whatever it hath is a theft: all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary, insatiate monster.


Quote: It is certainly not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is certainly not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It is certainly not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable; it is precisely thereby that it attracts the more subtle minds. It seems that the hundred-times-refuted theory of the "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it.


Quote: Do you love tragedies and everything that breaks the heart? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Do you love tragedies and everything that breaks the heart?


Quote: Our sense of the tragic waxes and wanes with our sensuality. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Our sense of the tragic waxes and wanes with our sensuality.


Quote: No one dies of fatal truths nowadays: there are too many antidotes. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

No one dies of fatal truths nowadays: there are too many antidotes.


Quote: A man who whinnies with noisy laughter, surpasses all the animals in vulgarity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A man who whinnies with noisy laughter, surpasses all the animals in vulgarity.


Quote: We are most unfair to God; we do not allow Him to sin. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We are most unfair to God; we do not allow Him to sin.


Quote: Every master has but one disciple, and that one becomes unfaithful to him, for he too is destined for master-ship. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every master has but one disciple, and that one becomes unfaithful to him, for he too is destined for master-ship.


Quote: Curiosity creeps into the houses of the unfortunate and the needy under the name of duty or of pity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Curiosity creeps into the houses of the unfortunate and the needy under the name of duty or of pity.


Quote: If virtue goes to sleep, it will be more vigorous when it awakes. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If virtue goes to sleep, it will be more vigorous when it awakes.


Quote: I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom.


Quote: How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: The value of life itself cannot be estimated. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The value of life itself cannot be estimated.


Quote: With their virtues they want to scratch out the eyes of their enemies; and they elevate themselves only that they may lower others. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

With their virtues they want to scratch out the eyes of their enemies; and they elevate themselves only that they may lower others.


Quote: One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: Energy wasted on negative ends. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Energy wasted on negative ends.


Quote: When I seek another word for 'music,' I never find any other word than 'Venice.' by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When I seek another word for 'music,' I never find any other word than 'Venice.'


Quote: Why does man not see things? He is himself standing in the way: he conceals things. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Why does man not see things? He is himself standing in the way: he conceals things.


Quote: Behold, I am weary of my wisdom,
 like a bee that has gathered too much honey;
 I need hands outstretched to receive it. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Behold, I am weary of my wisdom,
like a bee that has gathered too much honey;
I need hands outstretched to receive it.


Quote: New ways I go, a new speech comes to me; weary I grow, like all creators, of the old tongues. My spirit no longer wants to walk on worn soles. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

New ways I go, a new speech comes to me; weary I grow, like all creators, of the old tongues. My spirit no longer wants to walk on worn soles.


Quote: Annoyance is a physical malady that is in no way cured just because the annoying situation that causes it is eliminated. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Annoyance is a physical malady that is in no way cured just because the annoying situation that causes it is eliminated.


Quote: Faith means the will to avoid knowing what is true. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Faith means the will to avoid knowing what is true.


Quote: Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship -- that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship -- that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy.


Quote: I do not give alms; I am not poor enough for that. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I do not give alms; I am not poor enough for that.


Quote: The greatest giver of alms is cowardice. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.


Quote: A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch. Hence it is the greatest paradox in literature, the imperishable in the midst of change, the nourishment which always remains highly valued, as salt does, and never becomes stupid like salt.


Quote: The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin.


Quote: The danger of our culture.- We belong to a period of which the culture is in danger of being destroyed by the appliances of culture. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The danger of our culture.- We belong to a period of which the culture is in danger of being destroyed by the appliances of culture.


Quote: The inclination to self-depreciation, to freely accepting being robbed, being duped, and being swindled, could be the modesty of a god among men. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The inclination to self-depreciation, to freely accepting being robbed, being duped, and being swindled, could be the modesty of a god among men.


Quote: It is not things, but opinions about things that have absolutely no existence, which have so deranged mankind! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is not things, but opinions about things that have absolutely no existence, which have so deranged mankind!


Quote: Whoever possesses the will to suffering within himself has a different attitude towards cruelty: he does not regard it as inherently harmful and bad. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whoever possesses the will to suffering within himself has a different attitude towards cruelty: he does not regard it as inherently harmful and bad.


Quote: To have to fight the instincts -- that is the definition of decadence: as long as life is ascending, happiness equals instinct. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

To have to fight the instincts -- that is the definition of decadence: as long as life is ascending, happiness equals instinct.


Quote: Excess of strength alone is proof of strength. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Excess of strength alone is proof of strength.


Quote: Woman learns to hate to the extent to which her charms decrease. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Woman learns to hate to the extent to which her charms decrease.


Quote: We are praised or blamed, as the one or the other may be expedient, for displaying to advantage our power of discernment. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We are praised or blamed, as the one or the other may be expedient, for displaying to advantage our power of discernment.


Quote: Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit!


Quote: Never to read another book that was born and baptized (with ink) at the same time. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Never to read another book that was born and baptized (with ink) at the same time.


Quote: One must renounce the bad taste of wishing to agree with many people. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One must renounce the bad taste of wishing to agree with many people.


Quote: All good things were formerly bad things; every original sin has turned into an original virtue. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All good things were formerly bad things; every original sin has turned into an original virtue.


Quote: But one thing is the thought, another thing is the deed, and another thing is the idea of the deed. The wheel of causality doth not roll between them. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

But one thing is the thought, another thing is the deed, and another thing is the idea of the deed. The wheel of causality doth not roll between them.


Quote: Certitude drives people mad. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Certitude drives people mad.


Quote: It is not doubt,is certitude that drives you mad. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is not doubt,is certitude that drives you mad.


Quote: You say that I should be your teacher! See to it that I am your pinion and not your brake. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

You say that I should be your teacher! See to it that I am your pinion and not your brake.


Quote: The wheel and the brake have different duties, but also one in common: to hurt one another. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The wheel and the brake have different duties, but also one in common: to hurt one another.


Quote: We should conserve evil just as we should conserve the forests. It is true that by thinning and clearing the forests the earth grew warmer. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We should conserve evil just as we should conserve the forests. It is true that by thinning and clearing the forests the earth grew warmer.


Quote: One can speak with the utmost clearness, and yet not be heard by anyone. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One can speak with the utmost clearness, and yet not be heard by anyone.


Quote: There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends.


Quote: The lack of closeness among friends is a fault that cannot be reprimanded without becoming incurable. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The lack of closeness among friends is a fault that cannot be reprimanded without becoming incurable.


Quote: Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. As one climbs higher, life becomes ever harder, the coldness increases, responsibility increases. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. As one climbs higher, life becomes ever harder, the coldness increases, responsibility increases.


Quote: The purpose of criminal law is to punish the enemies of those in power. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The purpose of criminal law is to punish the enemies of those in power.


Quote: In a seriously intended intellectual emancipation a person's mute passions and cravings also hope to find their advantage. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In a seriously intended intellectual emancipation a person's mute passions and cravings also hope to find their advantage.


Quote: He who thinks a great deal is not suited to be a party man: he thinks his way through the party and out the other side too soon. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

He who thinks a great deal is not suited to be a party man: he thinks his way through the party and out the other side too soon.


Quote: Not to be cowardly when it comes to our own actions! Not to leave them in the lurch! -- The sting of conscience is indecent. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Not to be cowardly when it comes to our own actions! Not to leave them in the lurch! -- The sting of conscience is indecent.


Quote: A refined soul is distressed to know that someone owes it thanks; a crude soul, to know that it owes someone thanks. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A refined soul is distressed to know that someone owes it thanks; a crude soul, to know that it owes someone thanks.


Quote: Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself.


Quote: Through searching out origins, one becomes a crab. The historian looks backwards, and finally he also believes backwards. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Through searching out origins, one becomes a crab. The historian looks backwards, and finally he also believes backwards.


Quote: The discipline of suffering, of great suffering -- do you not know that it is this discipline alone that has produced all the elevations of humanity so far? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The discipline of suffering, of great suffering -- do you not know that it is this discipline alone that has produced all the elevations of humanity so far?

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The discipline of suffering, of great suffering- do you not know that only this discipline has created all enhancements of man so far? That tension of the soul in unhappiness which cultivates its strength, its shudders face to face with great ruin, its inventiveness and courage in enduring, preserving, interpreting, and exploiting suffering, and whatever has been granted to it of profundity, secret, mask, spirit, cunning, greatness- was it not granted to it through suffering, through the discipline of great suffering?


Quote: Every god-man created his own god: and there is no worse enmity on earth than that between gods. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every god-man created his own god: and there is no worse enmity on earth than that between gods.


Quote: Is language the adequate expression of all realities? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Is language the adequate expression of all realities?


Quote: 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. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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.


Quote: One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn't know. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn't know.


Quote: If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.


Quote: How do you expect to learn to dance when you have not even learned to walk! And above the dancer is still the flyer and his bliss. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

How do you expect to learn to dance when you have not even learned to walk! And above the dancer is still the flyer and his bliss.


Quote: Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical.


Quote: Some men have sighed over the abduction of their wives, but many more have sighed because no one wanted to abduct theirs. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Some men have sighed over the abduction of their wives, but many more have sighed because no one wanted to abduct theirs.


Quote: Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power.


Quote: Such a man as instinctively feeds on pure ambrosia and leaves alone the indigestible in things. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Such a man as instinctively feeds on pure ambrosia and leaves alone the indigestible in things.


Quote: Love is more afraid of change than destruction. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Love is more afraid of change than destruction.


Quote: A labyrinthine man never seeks the truth, but only his Ariadne. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A labyrinthine man never seeks the truth, but only his Ariadne.


Quote: The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.


Quote: Man is more ape than many of the apes. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Man is more ape than many of the apes.


Quote: Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes.


Quote: Christianity remains to this day the greatest misfortune of humanity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Christianity remains to this day the greatest misfortune of humanity.


Quote: Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal.


Quote: The humanity of famous intellectuals lies in being wrong with gracious courtesy when dealing with those who are not famous. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The humanity of famous intellectuals lies in being wrong with gracious courtesy when dealing with those who are not famous.


Quote: In pain there is as much wisdom as in pleasure: like the latter it is one of the best self preservatives of a species. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In pain there is as much wisdom as in pleasure: like the latter it is one of the best self preservatives of a species.


Quote: The best friend will probably acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is founded on the talent for friendship. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The best friend will probably acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is founded on the talent for friendship.


Quote: Dreadful experiences raise the question whether he who experiences them, is not something dreadful also. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Dreadful experiences raise the question whether he who experiences them, is not something dreadful also.


Quote: Every virtue has its privilege: for example, that of contributing its own little bundle of wood to the funeral pyre of one condemned. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every virtue has its privilege: for example, that of contributing its own little bundle of wood to the funeral pyre of one condemned.


Quote: The weak and misbegotten shall perish: first principle of our brotherly love. And they shall be given every assistance. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The weak and misbegotten shall perish: first principle of our brotherly love. And they shall be given every assistance.


Quote: Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them.


Quote: We are in the greatest danger of being run over when we have just gotten out of the way of a carriage. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We are in the greatest danger of being run over when we have just gotten out of the way of a carriage.


Quote: Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play.


Quote: 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 author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: Even cohabitation has been corrupted -- by marriage. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Even cohabitation has been corrupted -- by marriage.


Quote: In a man devoted to knowledge, pity seems almost ridiculous, like delicate hands on a cyclops. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In a man devoted to knowledge, pity seems almost ridiculous, like delicate hands on a cyclops.


Quote: The gilded sheath of pity sometimes covers the dagger of envy. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The gilded sheath of pity sometimes covers the dagger of envy.


Quote: Underneath the reality in which we live and have our being, another altogether different reality lies concealed. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Underneath the reality in which we live and have our being, another altogether different reality lies concealed.


Quote: When virtue has slept, it will arise again all the fresher. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When virtue has slept, it will arise again all the fresher.


Quote: I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man.


Quote: In the dark, time feels different than when it is light. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In the dark, time feels different than when it is light.


Quote: Though the favorites of the Gods die young, they also live eternally in the company of Gods. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Though the favorites of the Gods die young, they also live eternally in the company of Gods.


Quote: The love of power is the demon of mankind. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The love of power is the demon of mankind.


Quote: Live so that thou mayest desire to live again -- that is thy duty -- for in any case thou wilt live again! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Live so that thou mayest desire to live again -- that is thy duty -- for in any case thou wilt live again!


Quote: Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong.


Quote: People who, out of an inborn moderation, leave every glass standing only half-emptied refuse to admit that everything in the world has its sediments and dregs. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

People who, out of an inborn moderation, leave every glass standing only half-emptied refuse to admit that everything in the world has its sediments and dregs.


Quote: The great periods of our life occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is bad about us as what is best. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The great periods of our life occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is bad about us as what is best.


Quote: Reason is the cause of our falsification of the evidence of the senses. In so far as the senses show becoming, passing away, change, they do not lie. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Reason is the cause of our falsification of the evidence of the senses. In so far as the senses show becoming, passing away, change, they do not lie.


Quote: Christianity is religion for the executioner. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Christianity is religion for the executioner.


Quote: Science and art have that in common that everyday things seem to them new and attractive. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Science and art have that in common that everyday things seem to them new and attractive.


Quote: If we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how.


Quote: Good prose is written only face to face with poetry. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Good prose is written only face to face with poetry.


Quote: Evil men have no songs. How is it, then, that the Russians have songs? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Evil men have no songs. How is it, then, that the Russians have songs?


Quote: A sure way to irritate people and to put evil thoughts into their heads is to keep them waiting a long time. This makes them immoral. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A sure way to irritate people and to put evil thoughts into their heads is to keep them waiting a long time. This makes them immoral.


Quote: What does a philosopher demand of himself, first and last? To overcome his time in himself, to become timeless. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What does a philosopher demand of himself, first and last? To overcome his time in himself, to become timeless.


Quote: Are you visiting women? Do not forget your whip. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Are you visiting women? Do not forget your whip.


Quote: Dostoevsky,the only psychologist from whom I've anything to learn. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Dostoevsky,the only psychologist from whom I've anything to learn.


Quote: Towards gnats and fleas we should show no pity. We would do right to hang petty thieves, petty calumniators, and slanderers. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Towards gnats and fleas we should show no pity. We would do right to hang petty thieves, petty calumniators, and slanderers.


Quote: You say a good cause justifies any war; but I say a good war justifies any cause. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

You say a good cause justifies any war; but I say a good war justifies any cause.


Quote: One who has given up any hope of winning a fight or has clearly lost it wants his style in fighting to be admired all the more. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One who has given up any hope of winning a fight or has clearly lost it wants his style in fighting to be admired all the more.


Quote: There are two types of genius; one which above all begets and wants to beget, and another which prefers being fertilized and giving birth. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There are two types of genius; one which above all begets and wants to beget, and another which prefers being fertilized and giving birth.


Quote: Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.


Quote: To the good warrior soundeth thou shalt pleasanter than I will. And all that is dear unto you, ye shall first have it commanded unto you. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

To the good warrior soundeth thou shalt pleasanter than I will. And all that is dear unto you, ye shall first have it commanded unto you.


Quote: Love and hatred are not blind, but are blinded by the fire they bear within themselves. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Love and hatred are not blind, but are blinded by the fire they bear within themselves.


Quote: The heart and hand of those who always mete out become callous from always meting out. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The heart and hand of those who always mete out become callous from always meting out.


Quote: Some mothers need happy children; others need unhappy ones-otherwise they cannot prove their maternal virtues. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Some mothers need happy children; others need unhappy ones-otherwise they cannot prove their maternal virtues.


Quote: How pleasant is the sound of even bad music and bad motives when we are setting out to march against an enemy! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

How pleasant is the sound of even bad music and bad motives when we are setting out to march against an enemy!


Quote: Ah, there are so many things betwixt heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Ah, there are so many things betwixt heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed!

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Ah, there are so many things betwixt heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed!

And especially ABOVE the heavens: for all Gods are poet-symbolisations, poet-sophistications!


Quote: How much disgruntled heaviness, lameness, dampness, how much beer is there in the German intelligence. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

How much disgruntled heaviness, lameness, dampness, how much beer is there in the German intelligence.


Quote: Foolish is my happiness, and foolish things will it speak: it is still too young--so have patience with it! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Foolish is my happiness, and foolish things will it speak: it is still too young--so have patience with it!


Quote: The most dangerous physicians are those born actors who imitate born physicians with a perfectly deceptive guile. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The most dangerous physicians are those born actors who imitate born physicians with a perfectly deceptive guile.


Quote: If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: The destiny of mankind is arranged for happy moments every life has such but not for happy times. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The destiny of mankind is arranged for happy moments every life has such but not for happy times.


Quote: Horrible experiences lead us to wonder whether the person who experiences them might not be something horrible. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Horrible experiences lead us to wonder whether the person who experiences them might not be something horrible.


Quote: A nation that still believes in itself holds fast to its own god. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A nation that still believes in itself holds fast to its own god.


Quote: And if ye cannot be saints of knowledge, then, I pray you, be at least its warriors. They are the companions and forerunners of such saintship. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

And if ye cannot be saints of knowledge, then, I pray you, be at least its warriors. They are the companions and forerunners of such saintship.


Quote: And if a friend does you wrong, then say: I forgive you what you have done to me; that you have done it to yourself, however -- how could I forgive that! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

And if a friend does you wrong, then say: I forgive you what you have done to me; that you have done it to yourself, however -- how could I forgive that!


Quote: But by my love and hope I beseech you: do not throw away the hero in your soul! Hold holy your highest hope! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

But by my love and hope I beseech you: do not throw away the hero in your soul! Hold holy your highest hope!


Quote: The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: If all alms were given only from pity, all beggars would have starved long ago. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If all alms were given only from pity, all beggars would have starved long ago.


Quote: I love him who justifieth the future ones, and redeemeth the past ones: for he is willing to succumb through the present ones. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who justifieth the future ones, and redeemeth the past ones: for he is willing to succumb through the present ones.


Quote: I love him who maketh his virtue his inclination and destiny: thus, for the sake of his virtue, he is willing to live on, or live no more. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who maketh his virtue his inclination and destiny: thus, for the sake of his virtue, he is willing to live on, or live no more.


Quote: I love him whose soul is deep even in the wounding. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him whose soul is deep even in the wounding.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I love him whose soul is deep even in the wounding, and may succumb through a small matter: thus goeth he willingly over the bridge.


Quote: I love him who desireth not too many virtues. One virtue is more of a virtue than two, because it is more of a knot for one's destiny to cling to. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who desireth not too many virtues. One virtue is more of a virtue than two, because it is more of a knot for one's destiny to cling to.


Quote: I love him who reserveth no share of spirit for himself, but wanteth to be wholly the spirit of his virtue: thus walketh he as spirit over the bridge. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who reserveth no share of spirit for himself, but wanteth to be wholly the spirit of his virtue: thus walketh he as spirit over the bridge.


Quote: I love him who loveth his virtue: for virtue is the will to down-going, and an arrow of longing. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who loveth his virtue: for virtue is the will to down-going, and an arrow of longing.


Quote: I love him who is ashamed when the dice fall in his favour, and who then asketh: Am I a dishonest player? -- for he is willing to succumb. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who is ashamed when the dice fall in his favour, and who then asketh: Am I a dishonest player? -- for he is willing to succumb.


Quote: I love him who wants to create over and beyond himself and thus perishes. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who wants to create over and beyond himself and thus perishes.


Quote: I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the bowels of his heart; his heart, however, causeth his down-going. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the bowels of his heart; his heart, however, causeth his down-going.


Quote: I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgetteth himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgetteth himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going.


Quote: After all, what would be beautiful if the contradiction had not first become conscious of itself, if the ugly had not first said to itself: I am ugly? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

After all, what would be beautiful if the contradiction had not first become conscious of itself, if the ugly had not first said to itself: I am ugly?


Quote: The surest sign that two people no longer speak the same language is that both say ironic things to one another but that neither senses the irony. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The surest sign that two people no longer speak the same language is that both say ironic things to one another but that neither senses the irony.


Quote: You cannot learn to fly by flying. First you must learn to walk, to run, to climb, to dance. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

You cannot learn to fly by flying. First you must learn to walk, to run, to climb, to dance.


Quote: One lives for the day, one lives very fast, one lives very irresponsibly: precisely this is called freedom. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One lives for the day, one lives very fast, one lives very irresponsibly: precisely this is called freedom.


Quote: I have not come to know atheism as a result of logical reasoning and still less as an event in my life: in me it is a matter of instinct. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I have not come to know atheism as a result of logical reasoning and still less as an event in my life: in me it is a matter of instinct.


Quote: But eternal liveliness is what counts: what does eternal life matter, or life at all? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

But eternal liveliness is what counts: what does eternal life matter, or life at all?


Quote: A vocation is the backbone of life. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A vocation is the backbone of life.


Quote: Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd.


Quote: One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.


Quote: The one seeks a midwife to deliver his thoughts, the other, someone to assist: thus a good conversation comes into being. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man.


Quote: Modern marriage has lost its meaning -- consequently it is being abolished. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Modern marriage has lost its meaning -- consequently it is being abolished.


Quote: It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage; which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage; which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity.


Quote: Thus I spoke, more and more softly; for I was afraid of my own thoughts and the thoughts behind my thoughts. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Thus I spoke, more and more softly; for I was afraid of my own thoughts and the thoughts behind my thoughts.


Quote: Never trust a thought that didn't come by walking. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Never trust a thought that didn't come by walking.


Quote: There was at all events one advantage in the choice of this day to my birth; my birthday throughout the whole of my childhood was a day of public rejoicing. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There was at all events one advantage in the choice of this day to my birth; my birthday throughout the whole of my childhood was a day of public rejoicing.


Quote: Happiness is a fata morgana. the only way to not end up unhappy is to not long for happiness. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Happiness is a fata morgana. the only way to not end up unhappy is to not long for happiness.


Quote: He who is not a bird should not build his nest over abysses. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

He who is not a bird should not build his nest over abysses.


Quote: There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol.


Quote: All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.


Quote: Many deeds are done so as to forget another deed: there are also opiate activities. I exist so that another will be forgotten. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it; it is the future that makes laws for our today. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it; it is the future that makes laws for our today.


Quote: And I offer you this parable: Not a few who sought to cast out their devil entered into the swine themselves. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

And I offer you this parable: Not a few who sought to cast out their devil entered into the swine themselves.


Quote: But having quills is a waste, even a double luxury when one can choose not to have quills but open hands. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

But having quills is a waste, even a double luxury when one can choose not to have quills but open hands.


Quote: Yet where is your inner value when you no longer know what it is to breathe freely; when you no longer have freedom over your own selves. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Yet where is your inner value when you no longer know what it is to breathe freely; when you no longer have freedom over your own selves.


Quote: Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire.


Quote: A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And a lot of poison at the end, for a pleasant death. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And a lot of poison at the end, for a pleasant death.


Quote: If the all powerful god controls satan he is an accomplice, and if he doesn't, he is not an all powerful god. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If the all powerful god controls satan he is an accomplice, and if he doesn't, he is not an all powerful god.


Quote: Epicurus had rage and envy of Plato's superior style. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Epicurus had rage and envy of Plato's superior style.


Quote: This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously.


Quote: Let woman be a plaything, pure and fine, like a precious stone, illumined with the virtues of a world not yet come. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Let woman be a plaything, pure and fine, like a precious stone, illumined with the virtues of a world not yet come.


Quote: All that is rare is for the rare. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All that is rare is for the rare.


Quote: The rising and falling of the scales of pride and humility sustain the brooding mind as well as the alternations of desire and peace of the soul. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The rising and falling of the scales of pride and humility sustain the brooding mind as well as the alternations of desire and peace of the soul.


Quote: Only you must have worthy foes hate, but not enemies worthy of contempt. You must be proud of your enemy. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Only you must have worthy foes hate, but not enemies worthy of contempt. You must be proud of your enemy.


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