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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All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth, come only from the senses.

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.

Many a man fails as an original thinker, simply because his memory it too good.

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.

'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.

What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love like the cat?

In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.

Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman as the most dangerous plaything.

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Go up close to your friend but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.

We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.

The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death."

God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.

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

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