Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

German poet and philosopher

Lived from: 1844-1900

Category: Philosophers | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Friedrich Nietzsche

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    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.
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    Idleness is the parent of psychology.
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    In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
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    A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises.
    Original: Der Brief ist ein unangemeldeter Besuch, der Briefträger der Vermittler unhöflicher Überfälle.
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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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    All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
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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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    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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    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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    Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book - I call that vicious!
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    Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself.
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    Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.