Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche QuotesFriedrich Nietzsche was known for his unique writing style which included liberal use of aphorisms and maxims.

A maxim is a wise saying that communicates a fundamental principal, rule of conduct, or an ultimate truth, while aphorisms are concise statements that cut to the heart of the matter.

It is perhaps this succinct style of Nietzsche's that lends itself so well to these wise, insightful quotes.

The Quotes

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Form an image of yourself and make the future conform to it.

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.

Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.

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

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.

Then what is freedom? It is the will to be responsible to ourselves.

The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.

A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.

To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.

The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!

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.

A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Science and art have that in common that everyday things seem to them new and attractive.

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.

What does your conscience say? — 'You should become the person you are'

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.

All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.

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.

A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

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