Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise.

The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.

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You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote Every deep thinker is more afraid of bei

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

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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.

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

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Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote They muddy the water, to make it seem de

They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.

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The true man wants two things: danger and play.

For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

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

565

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

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote I still live, I still think: I still hav

I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.

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My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people;

on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.

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Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.

441

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote He who has a why to live for, can bear a

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

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About Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes 2473 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Philosopher
Birthday October 15, 1844

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

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

404

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die.

As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote Those who have a why to live, can bear w

Those who have a why to live, can bear with almost any how.

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

338

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

332

There are no facts, only interpretations.

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Friedrich Nietzsche quote No artist tolerates reality.

No artist tolerates reality.

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Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.

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The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man.

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I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.

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You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

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

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

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

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When a woman has scholarly inclinations there is usually something wrong with her sexuality.

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When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

244

Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.

214

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

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Loneliness is one thing, solitude another.

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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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I and me are always too deeply in conversation.

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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

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I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.

177

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

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One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary.

He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power.

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He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you.

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Invisible threads are the strongest ties.

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

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

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One must need to be strong; otherwise, one never becomes strong.

156

So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else's.

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

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What does not kill me makes me stronger.

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Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you - that is what has distressed me.

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You know a moment is important when it is making your mind go numb with beauty.

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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

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People who live in an age of corruption are witty and slanderous;

they know that there are other kinds of murder than by dagger or assault; they also know that whatever is well said is believed.

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

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