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Famous Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes and Sayings
Inspirational Quotes by the famous German
philosopher and thinker Friedrich Nietzsche
born Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche -
Röcken-bei-Lützen, Prussia - 15th
of October, 1844 / Died 25th of August, 1900
Friedrich Nietzsche was a thinker, critic,
poet, philologist and philiosopher. Famous
works by Nietzsche include "Human, All
Too Human", "Beyond Good and Evil"
and "The Antichrist"
+ Everything the State says is a lie, and everything
it has it has stolen.
+ The state lieth in all languages of good and
evil; and whatever it saith it lieth; and whatever
it hath it hath stolen.
+ Art as the single superior counterforce against
all will to negation of life, art as the anti-Christian,
anti-Buddhist, anti-Nihilist par excellence.
+ There are no facts, only interpretations.
+ It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what
everyone else says in a whole book.. what everyone
else does not say in a whole book.
+ Moralities and religions are the principal means
by which one can make whatever one wishes out
of man, provided one possesses a superfluity of
creative forces and can assert one's will over
long periods of time.. in the form of legislation
+ To become what one is, one must not have the
faintest idea what one is.
+ One must still have chaos in oneself to be able
to give birth to a dancing star.
+ Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly
than the passion of resentment.
+ An artist chooses his subjects: that is the
way he praises.
+ A thinker sees his own actions as experiments
and questions.. as attempts to find out something.
Success and failure are for him answers above
+ Without music, life would be an error.
+ People who comprehend a thing to its very depths
rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have
brought its depths into the light of day: and
in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant
+ What is good? All that heightens the feeling
of power in man, the will to power, power itself.
What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What
is happiness? The feeling that power is growing,
that resistance is overcome.
+ We are like shop windows in which we are continually
arranging, concealing or illuminating the supposed
qualities other ascribe to us - in order to deceive
+ I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher
might wish more to be than a good dancer.