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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Fear is the mother of morality. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Fear is the mother of morality.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. with background image: 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.

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. with background image: 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.

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. with background image: 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.

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

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

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

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart -- not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.' with background image: 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.'

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Faith: not wanting to know what is true. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: 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. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. with background image: splashy color wallpaper
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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

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

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

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

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? with background image: 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?

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

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: 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? with background image: 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?

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

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy. with background image: black and red statue of man holding flag
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The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. with background image: multicolored heart LED light on wall
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A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. with background image: person with flashlight near lighted green tree on mountain under starry night
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The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: 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. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: 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. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. with background image: sunset
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The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

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

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The future influences the present just as much as the past. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Without music, life would be a mistake. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Without music, life would be a mistake.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

Longer Version:

Without music, life would be a mistake... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.


quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. with background image: red rose illustration
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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche

Longer Version:

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 by Friedrich Nietzsche: 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. with background image: 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.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He. with background image: 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.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. with background image: 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.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie? with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

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

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Art raises its head where creeds relax. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Art raises its head where creeds relax.

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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Woman was God's second mistake. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Woman was God's second mistake.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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