quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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But far more numerous was the herd of such. Who think too little and who talk too much.

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

My husband said it was him or the cat. I miss him sometimes.

The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.

Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.


A robin red-breast in a cage, puts all of Heaven in a rage.

Think to yourself that every day is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. As for me, when you want a good laugh, you will find me in fine state... fat and sleek, a true hog of Epicurus's herd.

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

Conflict follows wrongdoing as surely as flies follow the herd.

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.

A man's greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast.


Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.

This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd.

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.

As a result of 50 years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits... the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied.


My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don't have to be that, to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you'll be the richest.

Men, it has been well said, think in herds;

it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.

It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.

People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life.

Mimicking the herd invites regression to the mean.


If all you do is follow the herd, you'll just be stepping in poop all day

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.

Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.

Man is an essentially superstitious and fearful animal.

Take away the herd's Christian gods and saints and they will without failing come to worship...something else.


The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.

Seek to know God in your closets, call upon him in the fields.

Follow the directions of the Book of Mormon, and pray over, and for your families, your cattle, your flocks, your herds, your corn, and all things that you possess [see Alma 34:18-27]; ask the blessing of God upon all your labors, and everything that you engage in.

Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Repeal all laws which assume that mankind is a herd of cattle


War is the health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society these irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.

Organizing atheists is a bit like herding cats;

They are on the whole too intelligent and independent minded to lend themselves to being herded.

Democratism and its allied herd movements, while remaining loyal to the principle of equality and identity, will never hesitate to sacrifice liberty.

The path of my life is strewn with cow pats from the devil's own satanic herd!

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