Authors - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 - August 25, 1900) was a German philosopher, poet, cultural critic and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism. - Wikipedia

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Quote 92by Anonymous on 13/12/2010

In music the passions enjoy themselves.
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    Quote 773by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

    What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself.
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      Quote 793by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

      God is dead.
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        Quote 847by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

        Without music, life would be a mistake.
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          Quote 892by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

          It is not the lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
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            Quote 1028by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

            Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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              Quote 1236by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

              In Heaven all the interesting people are missing.
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                Quote 1373by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

                I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
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                  Quote 1502by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

                  Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
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                    Quote 1708by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

                    What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness.
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                      Quote 1842by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

                      Everything done in weakness fails. Moral: Do nothing.
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                        Quote 2212by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                        What is more harmful than any vice? Active pity for all the failures and all the weak: Christianity.
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                          Quote 2219by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                          He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
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                            Quote 2675by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                            Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
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                              Quote 3032by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                              And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
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                                Quote 3235by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
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                                  Quote 3246by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                  What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
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                                    Quote 3300by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                    In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
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                                      Quote 3352by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                      There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.
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                                        Quote 3685by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                        At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
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                                          Quote 3753by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                          Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
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                                            Quote 4159by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                            There are no facts, only interpretations.
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                                              Quote 4197by Anonymous on 16/02/2011

                                              A very popular error: having the courage of one's convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one's convictions.
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                                                Quote 4229by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                                A few hours of mountain climbing turn a villain and a saint into two rather equal creature. Exhaustion is the shortest way to equality and fraternity, and liberty is added eventually by sleep.
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                                                  Quote 4299by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                                  Plato was a bore.
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                                                    Quote 4331by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                                    Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises.
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                                                      Quote 4477by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

                                                      Errors of haste are seldom committed singly. The first time a man always does too much. And precisely on that account he commits a second error, and then he does too little.
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                                                        Quote 4591by Anonymous on 24/02/2011

                                                        Gaze long into the abyss, and the abyss gazes into you.
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                                                          Quote 4600by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                                          A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of Creation.
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                                                            Quote 4983by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                                                            The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.
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                                                              Quote 5147by Anonymous on 25/05/2011

                                                              In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.
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                                                                Quote 5391by Anonymous on 26/06/2011

                                                                Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?
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                                                                  Quote 5395by Anonymous on 26/06/2011

                                                                  To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
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                                                                    Quote 5472by Anonymous on 05/07/2011

                                                                    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
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                                                                      Quote 5571by Anonymous on 19/07/2011

                                                                      The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
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                                                                        Quote 5844by Anonymous on 30/08/2011

                                                                        The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
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                                                                          Quote 5887by Anonymous on 03/09/2011

                                                                          Christianity is called the religion of pity.
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                                                                            Quote 5994by Anonymous on 11/09/2011

                                                                            What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
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                                                                              Quote 6202by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

                                                                              You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
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                                                                                Quote 6381by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                                                                Morality is herd instinct in the individual.
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                                                                                  Quote 7005by Anonymous on 15/10/2011

                                                                                  We are always in our own company.
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                                                                                    Quote 7029by Anonymous on 17/10/2011

                                                                                    For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.
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                                                                                      Quote 7052by Anonymous on 18/10/2011

                                                                                      To find everything profound - that is an inconvenient trait. It makes one strain one's eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished.
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                                                                                        Quote 7116by Anonymous on 22/10/2011

                                                                                        He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
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                                                                                          Quote 7145by Anonymous on 25/10/2011

                                                                                          I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all.
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                                                                                            Quote 7160by Anonymous on 26/10/2011

                                                                                            Plato is boring.
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                                                                                              Quote 7190by Anonymous on 27/10/2011

                                                                                              When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.
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                                                                                                Quote 7332by Anonymous on 03/11/2011

                                                                                                What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
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                                                                                                  Quote 7500by Anonymous on 05/12/2011

                                                                                                  But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
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                                                                                                    Quote 7824by Anonymous on 20/02/2012

                                                                                                    Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
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                                                                                                      Quote 9363by Anonymous on 18/07/2012

                                                                                                      When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
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                                                                                                        Quote 9670by Anonymous on 14/08/2012

                                                                                                        Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
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                                                                                                          Quote 9803by Anonymous on 24/08/2012

                                                                                                          If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
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                                                                                                            Quote 11190by Anonymous on 30/11/2012

                                                                                                            The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
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                                                                                                              Quote 11786by Anonymous on 22/01/2013

                                                                                                              The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
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                                                                                                                Quote 12116by Anonymous on 02/03/2013

                                                                                                                Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.
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                                                                                                                  Quote 12129by Anonymous on 07/03/2013

                                                                                                                  For men are not equal: thus speaks justice.
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                                                                                                                    Quote 12436by Anonymous on 11/04/2013

                                                                                                                    Art is the proper task of life.
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                                                                                                                      Quote 12484by Anonymous on 21/04/2013

                                                                                                                      We have art in order not to die of the truth.
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                                                                                                                        Quote 12562by Anonymous on 28/04/2013

                                                                                                                        What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
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                                                                                                                          Quote 12771by Anonymous on 18/05/2013

                                                                                                                          A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
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                                                                                                                            Quote 13403by Anonymous on 19/07/2013

                                                                                                                            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.
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                                                                                                                              Quote 13413by Anonymous on 20/07/2013

                                                                                                                              Man is the cruelest animal.
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                                                                                                                                Quote 13652by Anonymous on 15/08/2013

                                                                                                                                All issues are women's issues - and there are several that are just women's business.
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                                                                                                                                  Quote 13668by Anonymous on 18/08/2013

                                                                                                                                  Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.
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                                                                                                                                    Quote 13689by Anonymous on 21/08/2013

                                                                                                                                    When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
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                                                                                                                                      Quote 13721by Anonymous on 26/08/2013

                                                                                                                                      I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
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                                                                                                                                        Quote 13831by Anonymous on 08/09/2013

                                                                                                                                        When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
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                                                                                                                                          Quote 13888by Anonymous on 15/09/2013

                                                                                                                                          Most exciting ideas are not important. Most important ideas are not exciting. Not every problem has a solution. Every solution has side effects.
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