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69 Famous Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

Best Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche was an influential German philosopher, philologist, poet, composer as well as cultural critic. He was well known for his writing and thoughts on evil and good, the concept of a “super-man” and the end of religion in contemporary society. Some of the popular quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche are listed below.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

  1. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. “We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  5. “Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  6. “To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. “Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. “The person lives most beautifully who does not reflect upon existence” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. “God is dead.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. “All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. “Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. “The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  15. “On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  16. “The lie is a condition of life.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  17. “He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  18. “Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  19. “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.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  20. “For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  21. “The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  22. “Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  23. “Only sick music makes money today.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  24. “I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  25. “Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  26. “Fear is the mother of morality.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  27. “A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  28. “When one has not had a good father, one must create one.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  29. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  30. “Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  31. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  32. “Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  33. “A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  34. “There are no facts, only interpretations.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  35. “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  36. “The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  37. “Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  38. “The future influences the present just as much as the past.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  39. “We have art in order not to die of the truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  40. “One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  41. “Is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s blunders?” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  42. “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  43. “He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  44. “One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  45. “If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  46. “The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  47. “All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  48. “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  49. “Great intellects are skeptical.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  50. “To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  51. “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  52. “Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  53. “Success has always been a great liar.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  54. “What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  55. “He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  56. “The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  57. “The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  58. “You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  59. “That which needs to be proved cannot be worth much” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  60. “To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  61. “Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  62. “The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  63. “After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  64. “When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  65. “The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  66. “There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  67. “I love those who do not know how to live for today.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  68. “Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  69. “Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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