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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes About Philosophy, Power and Life

Friedrich Nietzsche was born on 15 October 1844 and died on 25 August 1900. He was a German philosopher. Nietzsche has played an important role in the development of psychoanalysis, existentialism and phenomenalism. Both individualist and statist thinkers have taken inspiration from him. However, his works were also misused by Nazi and Fascist politicians. Nietzsche has a profound influence on German art and literature. In India also the works of poets like Iqbal etc. are influenced by Nietzscheism. Nietzsche’s works had a huge impact on the philosophical world. His book “Vani of Zarathustra” (Also Sprach Zarathustra) is counted among the best literary works of the world. Similarly the transcendence of virtue and sin (Jenseits von Gut und Böse) and the “tradition of values” (Zur Genealogie der Moral) presented new turning points in philosophy. Here you will find the collection of best and inspirational Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes about life, love, philosophy, existentialism and God.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

  • It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • That which does not kill us makes us stronger.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for the-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
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  • There are no facts, only interpretations.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.-Friedrich Nietzsch
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Without music, life would be a mistake.-Friedrich Nietzsche

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  • I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Man is the cruelest animal.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • 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 Nietzsche
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  • Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier and simpler.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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We have art in order not to die of the truth.-Friedrich Nietzsche

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  • There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  •  Art is the proper task of life. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • What does your conscience say? — ‘You should become the person you are’.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Invisible threads are the strongest ties. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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Stupidity in a woman is unfeminine. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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  • After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • They muddy the water, to make it seem deep. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured? -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Become who you are! -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • s life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls
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  • Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Remorse.– Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • If you know the why, you can live any how. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.-Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  •  ..throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Man is something that shall be overcome.Man is a rope,tied between beast and overman – a rope over an abyss.What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.vv -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.vv -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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