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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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    He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. 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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    Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood. 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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    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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    That which does not kill us makes us stronger. 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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    God is dead 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 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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    Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. 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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    Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The lie is a condition of life. 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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    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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    Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. 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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    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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    He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. 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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    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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    A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. 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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    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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    Only sick music makes money today. 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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    After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    There are no facts, only interpretations. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man -- the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. 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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    In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive. 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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    The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the productive man a yet higher species. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of eternity; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book -- what everyone else does not say in a book. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity. 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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