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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Idleness is the parent of psychology.

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his "divine service."

When a hundred men stand together each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man but for this to endure it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Shared joys make a friend not shared sufferings.

Woman was God's second mistake.

When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live.

And if you gaze for long into an abyss the abyss gazes also into you.

Not when truth is dirty but when it is shallow does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.

When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

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