Authors - Friedrich Nietzsche
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
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
It is not the lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
In Heaven all the interesting people are missing.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness.
Everything done in weakness fails. Moral: Do nothing.
What is more harmful than any vice? Active pity for all the failures and all the weak: Christianity.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
There are no facts, only interpretations.
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.
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.
Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises.
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.
Gaze long into the abyss, and the abyss gazes into you.
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of Creation.
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.
In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
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.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
Christianity is called the religion of pity.
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.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Morality is herd instinct in the individual.
We are always in our own company.
For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.
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.
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.
I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all.
When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.
What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.
For men are not equal: thus speaks justice.
Art is the proper task of life.
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
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.
Man is the cruelest animal.
All issues are women's issues - and there are several that are just women's business.
Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
Most exciting ideas are not important. Most important ideas are not exciting. Not every problem has a solution. Every solution has side effects.