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

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Great intellects are skeptical. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

145 11
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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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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Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

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We are franker towards others than towards ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! 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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schlimmerjaeger added 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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That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

80 7
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. 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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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book. 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

77 8
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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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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After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. Friedrich Nietzsche

67 7
Madness is something rare in individuals -- but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

65 7
The lie is a condition of life. 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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He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how. 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

67 9
Success has always been a great liar. Friedrich Nietzsche

49 5
The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche

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There are no facts, only interpretations. Friedrich Nietzsche

66 9
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

65 9
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters. 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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The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper. Friedrich Nietzsche

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schlimmerjaeger added “A thought comes when it will, not when I will

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schlimmerjaeger added “What labels me, negates me.”

39 4
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. 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

67 12
Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche

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We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent. Friedrich Nietzsche

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schlimmerjaeger added “And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music.”

36 4
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. Friedrich Nietzsche

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The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously. Friedrich Nietzsche

47 7
When one has not had a good father, one must create one. Friedrich Nietzsche

25 2
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive. Friedrich Nietzsche

56 11
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche

57 12
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

24 2
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good. Friedrich Nietzsche