Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869, at the age of 24.

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There is an innocence in admiration, it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they too might be admired some day.

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen few in pursuit of the goal.

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence rather a condition of it.

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss the abyss will gaze back into you.

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher which is to solve the problem of value to determine the true hierarchy of values.

It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.

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.

When one has not had a good father one must create one.

Art is the proper task of life.

To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.

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

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.

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love and keep modest as a giver.

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

It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

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.

Art raises its head where creeds relax.

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