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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes

About Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Life: 1844 - 1900

Country: de flag Germany

Profession: Philosopher;

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 - August 25, 1900) was a nineteenth-century German philologist and philosopher. He wrote critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style, and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth, raise considerable problems of interpretation, generating an extensive secondary literature in both continental and analytic philosophy. Nonetheless, his key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence that has become subject to numerous interpretations, a reversal of Platonism, and a repudiation of (especially 19th-century) Christianity.

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Quotations

'I have done that,' says my memory. 'I cannot have done that' -- says my pride, and remains adamant. At last -- memory yields.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: What there is to love in man is that he is a going-over and a going-under.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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 Wilhelm Nietzsche

I conjure you, my brethren, to remain faithful to earth, and do not believe those who speak unto you of superterrestrial hopes! Poisoners they are, whether they know it or not.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

What is it: is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man?

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The historian sees backward. In the end he also believes backward.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Men after death are understood worse than men of the present, but heard better.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The idealist is incorrigible. If he is turned out of his heaven, he makes an ideal out of his hell.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

You lack the courage to be consumed in flames and to become ashes: so you will never become new, and never young again!

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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