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The Best Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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

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    We have art in order not to die of the truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

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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. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    There are no facts, only interpretations. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

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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. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    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. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    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? Friedrich Nietzsche

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    At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The lie is a condition of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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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. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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    God is dead Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Madness is something rare in individuals -- but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The strongest knowledge (that of the total freedom of the human will) is nonetheless the poorest in successes: for it always has the strongest opponent, human vanity. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    Only sick music makes money today. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Great intellects are skeptical. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Let us beware of saying there are laws in nature. There are only necessities: there is no one to command, no one to obey, no one to transgress. When you realize there are no goals or objectives, then you realize, too, that there is no chance: for only in a world of objectives does the word chance have any meaning. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders? Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Christianity makes suffering contagious. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature. Friedrich Nietzsche

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