Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

German poet and philosopher

Lived from: 1844-1900

Category: Philosophers | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Friedrich Nietzsche

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    A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
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    A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
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    Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
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    All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
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    All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
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    All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
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    An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
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    And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?''
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    Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
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    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.
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    Art raises its head where creeds relax.
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    At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
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    Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.
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    Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.
    Original: Bettler aber sollte man ganz abschaffen! Wahrlich, man ärgert sich ihnen zu geben und ärgert sich ihnen nicht zu geben.
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    Christianity makes suffering contagious.