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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One ought to hold on to one's heart, for if one lets it go one soon loses control of the head too.

War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound, its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.

It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it, every complaint already contains revenge.

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths and as a result there is no truth.

Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor too.

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

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.

The desire to annoy no one to harm no one can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.

There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs, he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones but by contrary extreme positions.

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead and a very rare species.

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding, one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience, ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

The press the machine the railway the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.

We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.

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