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The Best Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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

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

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

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    That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

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    Great intellects are skeptical.

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

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    Without music, life would be a mistake.

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

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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.

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    We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.

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

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    The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

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

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    The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it.

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

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

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

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    The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper.

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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.

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