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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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    He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. 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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    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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    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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    That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. 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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    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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    Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. 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 lie is a condition of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    God is dead Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    new! He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. 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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    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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    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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    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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    Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not. 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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    The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    He who laughs best today, will also laughs last. 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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    Only sick music makes money today. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    We have art in order not to die of the truth. 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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    For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child. 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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    Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs 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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    What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. 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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    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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    One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom --such as a solitude without friends, books, duties, passions must bring with it --those quarter-hours of profoundest contemplation within oneself and nature. He who completely entrenches himself against boredom also entrenches himself against himself: he will never get to drink the strongest refreshing draught from his own innermost fountain. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society. 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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    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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    He who has a strong enough why 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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