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Quote: No one is such a liar as the indignant man. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

No one is such a liar as the indignant man.


Quote: Man is the cruelest animal. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Man is the cruelest animal.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his very heaven.


Quote: We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.


Quote: Amor Fati -- Love Your Fate, which is in fact your life. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Amor Fati -- Love Your Fate, which is in fact your life.


Quote: The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes.


Quote: A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling.


Quote: The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.


Quote: Bad cooks -- and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen -- have delayed human development longest and impaired it most. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Bad cooks -- and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen -- have delayed human development longest and impaired it most.


Quote: Moral contempt is a far greater indignity and insult than any kind of crime. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Moral contempt is a far greater indignity and insult than any kind of crime.


Quote: Invisible threads are the strongest ties. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Invisible threads are the strongest ties.


Quote: Since I grew weary of the search
I taught myself to find instead
Since cross winds caused my ship to lurch
I sail with all winds straight ahead. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Since I grew weary of the search
I taught myself to find instead
Since cross winds caused my ship to lurch
I sail with all winds straight ahead.


Quote: We have to learn how to come out of unclean situations cleaner than we were, and even how to wash ourselves with dirty water whenwe need to. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We have to learn how to come out of unclean situations cleaner than we were, and even how to wash ourselves with dirty water whenwe need to.


Quote: The most fatal seductive lie that has yet existed. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The most fatal seductive lie that has yet existed.


Quote: It is nothing but fanaticism and beautiful soulism to expect very much (or even, much only) from humanity when it has forgotten how to wage war. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is nothing but fanaticism and beautiful soulism to expect very much (or even, much only) from humanity when it has forgotten how to wage war.


Quote: I am really very, very tired of everything -- more than tired. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I am really very, very tired of everything -- more than tired.


Quote: The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.


Quote: All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.


Quote: Moral sensibilities are nowadays at such cross-purposes that to one man a morality is proved by its utility, while to another its utility refutes it. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Moral sensibilities are nowadays at such cross-purposes that to one man a morality is proved by its utility, while to another its utility refutes it.


Quote: Every talent must unfold itself in fighting. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every talent must unfold itself in fighting.


Quote: Here is the great city: here have you nothing to seek and everything to lose. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Here is the great city: here have you nothing to seek and everything to lose.


Quote: One day soon you will meet a man, and he will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, and it is my greatest hope that he will not give you syphilis. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One day soon you will meet a man, and he will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, and it is my greatest hope that he will not give you syphilis.


Quote: Was that life? I want to say to death. Well then! Once more! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Was that life? I want to say to death. Well then! Once more!


Quote: The minds of others I know well;
But who I am I cannot tell. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The minds of others I know well;
But who I am I cannot tell.


Quote: A soul that knows it is loved but does not itself love betrays its sediment: what is at bottom comes up. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A soul that knows it is loved but does not itself love betrays its sediment: what is at bottom comes up.


Quote: For the objective of all human arrangements is through distracting one's thoughts to cease to be aware of life. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

For the objective of all human arrangements is through distracting one's thoughts to cease to be aware of life.


Quote: Man is something that should be overcome. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Man is something that should be overcome.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Man is something that shall be overcome.... Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman -- a rope over an abyss... What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.


Quote: Spirit is life which itself cutteth into life: by its own torture doth it increase its own knowledge, -- did ye know that before? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Spirit is life which itself cutteth into life: by its own torture doth it increase its own knowledge, -- did ye know that before?


Quote: Only those who continue to change remain my kin. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Only those who continue to change remain my kin.


Quote: It is not for nothing that one has been a philologist, perhaps one is a philologist still, that is to say, a teacher of slow reading. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is not for nothing that one has been a philologist, perhaps one is a philologist still, that is to say, a teacher of slow reading.


Quote: For the creator to be himself the child that is newly born, he must also want to be the birth-giver and the pain of the birth-giver. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

For the creator to be himself the child that is newly born, he must also want to be the birth-giver and the pain of the birth-giver.


Quote: When we are awake we do the same thing as when we are dreaming: we
first invent and create the people we are dealing with -- and then forget it
immediately. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When we are awake we do the same thing as when we are dreaming: we
first invent and create the people we are dealing with -- and then forget it
immediately.


Quote: A people is nature's roundabout way of getting six or seven great men. -- 
Yes: and then of getting around them. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A people is nature's roundabout way of getting six or seven great men. --
Yes: and then of getting around them.


Quote: The familiarity of superiors embitters one, because it may not be returned. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The familiarity of superiors embitters one, because it may not be returned.


Quote: And life confided the secret to me: behold, it said, l am that which must always overcome itself. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

And life confided the secret to me: behold, it said, l am that which must always overcome itself.


Quote: A man who wills commands something within himself that renders obedience, or that he believes renders obedience. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A man who wills commands something within himself that renders obedience, or that he believes renders obedience.


Quote: The real world is much smaller than the imaginary. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The real world is much smaller than the imaginary.


Quote: If a man has character, he has also his typical experience, which always recurs. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If a man has character, he has also his typical experience, which always recurs.


Quote: One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.


Quote: Where I found the living, there I found the will to power; even in the will of servants I found the will to be master. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Where I found the living, there I found the will to power; even in the will of servants I found the will to be master.


Quote: Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power -- assuming that life itself is the will to power. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power -- assuming that life itself is the will to power.


Quote: A living being seeks, above all, to discharge its strength. Life is will to power. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A living being seeks, above all, to discharge its strength. Life is will to power.


Quote: There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil.


Quote: One should never know too precisely whom one has married. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One should never know too precisely whom one has married.


Quote: It is the evening that questions thus from within me. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is the evening that questions thus from within me.


Quote: Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters.


Quote: What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.


Quote: Ah, I cast indeed my net into their sea, and meant to catch good fish; but always did I draw up the head of some ancient God. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Ah, I cast indeed my net into their sea, and meant to catch good fish; but always did I draw up the head of some ancient God.


Quote: Men are cowards when it comes to the eternally feminine: and the little women know it. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Men are cowards when it comes to the eternally feminine: and the little women know it.


Quote: So live your life of obedience and of war! What matter about long life! What warrior wisheth to be spared! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

So live your life of obedience and of war! What matter about long life! What warrior wisheth to be spared!


Quote: From which stars have we fallen to meet each other here? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

From which stars have we fallen to meet each other here?


Quote: Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty but of certainty. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty but of certainty.


Quote: Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell.


Quote: Some men are born posthumously. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Some men are born posthumously.


Quote: Democracy represents the disbelief in all great men and in all elite societies: everybody is everybody's equal. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Democracy represents the disbelief in all great men and in all elite societies: everybody is everybody's equal.


Quote: There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.


Quote: Thinking of yourself as a destiny, not wanting to be 'other' than you are -that is under such circumstances the highest wisdom. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Thinking of yourself as a destiny, not wanting to be 'other' than you are -that is under such circumstances the highest wisdom.


Quote: And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?


Quote: Love, too, has to be learned. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Love, too, has to be learned.


Quote: If you know the why, you can live any how. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If you know the why, you can live any how.


Quote: We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.


Quote: Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.


Quote: I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.


Quote: Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves. It is to preserve the distance which separates us from other men. To grow more indifferent to hardship, to severity, to privation, and even to life itself.


Quote: The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper.


Quote: The value of a man can only be measured with regard to other men. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The value of a man can only be measured with regard to other men.


Quote: The end of a melody is not its goal; but nonetheless, if the melody had not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The end of a melody is not its goal; but nonetheless, if the melody had not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.


Quote: No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites.


Quote: Once the decision has been made, close your ear even to the best counter argument: sign of a strong character. Thus an occasional will to stupidity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Once the decision has been made, close your ear even to the best counter argument: sign of a strong character. Thus an occasional will to stupidity.


Quote: No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: In solitude the lonely man is eaten up by himself, among crowds by the many. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In solitude the lonely man is eaten up by himself, among crowds by the many.


Quote: The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.


Quote: All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down.


Quote: None of the people have any real interest in a science, who only begin to be enthusiastic about it when they themselves have made discoveries in it. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

None of the people have any real interest in a science, who only begin to be enthusiastic about it when they themselves have made discoveries in it.


Quote: In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.


Quote: Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.


Quote: First principle: one must need strength, otherwise one will never have it. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

First principle: one must need strength, otherwise one will never have it.


Quote: People live for the morrow, because the day-after-to-morrow is doubtful. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

People live for the morrow, because the day-after-to-morrow is doubtful.


Quote: In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.


Quote: I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take.


Quote: When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.


Quote: Happiness is the feeling that power increases -- that resistance is being overcome. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Happiness is the feeling that power increases -- that resistance is being overcome.


Quote: Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.


Quote: A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions -- as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions -- as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.


Quote: Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.


Quote: What is the seal of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What is the seal of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.


Quote: We are franker towards others than towards ourselves. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.


Quote: They muddy the water, to make it seem deep. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.


Quote: That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it.


Quote: What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.


Quote: These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.


Quote: The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.


Quote: Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.


Quote: Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.


Quote: The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.


Quote: There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.


Quote: Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?


Quote: Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.


Quote: The world itself is the will to power -- and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power -- and nothing else! by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The world itself is the will to power -- and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power -- and nothing else!


Quote: One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.


Quote: Women are considered deep -- why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Women are considered deep -- why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.


Quote: He who laughs best today, will also laugh last. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

He who laughs best today, will also laugh last.


Quote: There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.


Quote: God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.


Quote: Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.


Quote: Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.


Quote: In music the passions enjoy themselves. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In music the passions enjoy themselves.


Quote: One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.


Quote: Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.


Quote: A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.


Quote: When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.


Quote: What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.


Quote: There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.


Quote: It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.


Quote: In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.


Quote: It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.


Quote: To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.


Quote: Fear is the mother of morality. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Fear is the mother of morality.


Quote: A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.


Quote: Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.


Quote: Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.


Quote: Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.


Quote: In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.


Quote: The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.


Quote: What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.


Quote: The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.


Quote: What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.


Quote: The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.


Quote: There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.


Quote: We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.


Quote: He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.


Quote: Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.


Quote: When one has not had a good father, one must create one. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.


Quote: The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart -- not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.' by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart -- not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'


Quote: Faith: not wanting to know what is true. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.


Quote: One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.


Quote: Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.


Quote: Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.


Quote: Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.


Quote: All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.


Quote: Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.


Quote: Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect.


Quote: Whoever does not have a good father should procure one. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.


Quote: We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.


Quote: Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?


Quote: I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?


Quote: What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.


Quote: To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.


Quote: Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.


Quote: It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.


Quote: All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.


Quote: What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.


Quote: The future influences the present just as much as the past. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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


Quote: We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.


Quote: Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.


Quote: I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.


Quote: Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.


Quote: Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth... Through words and concepts we shall never reach beyond the wall off relations, to some sort of fabulous primal ground of things.


Quote: There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.


Quote: There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.


Quote: Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.


Quote: All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?


Quote: If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.


Quote: Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for women. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for women.


Quote: Art raises its head where creeds relax. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Art raises its head where creeds relax.


Quote: Woman was God's second mistake. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Woman was God's second mistake.


Quote: Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.


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