Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/ˈniːtʃə/; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːt͡sʃə]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Beginning his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy, he became the youngest-ever occupant of the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869, at age 24. He resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life, and he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother (until her death in 1897) and then with his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and died in 1900. Nietzsche's body of wri... More

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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche #Alone #Best

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Alone #Education

The doer alone learneth.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Age #Marriage

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art #Great

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art #Truth

We have art in order not to die of the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art #Life

Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art #Nature #Truth

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art

When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Art

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Best #War

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Best

He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Best

In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Best

The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Dad #Good

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Dad #Good

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Death

The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'
Friedrich Nietzsche #Learning

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance one cannot fly into flying.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Experience

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Faith

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Fear

Fear is the mother of morality.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Freedom

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

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Friendship #Love #Marriage

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.