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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In the last analysis even the best man is evil: in the last analysis even the best woman is bad.

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

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

The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.

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

Behind all their personal vanity women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.

Success has always been a great liar.

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

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance pain torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

There are no facts only interpretations.

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss the abyss will gaze back into you.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.

In everything one thing is impossible: rationality.

I love those who do not know how to live for today.

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

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.

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