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Friedrich Nietzsche
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Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

What does not kill you makes you stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche

He turns all of his injuries into strengths, that which does not kill him makes him stronger, he is superman. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche

What is Genius?- To aspire to a lofty aim and to will the means to that aim. Friedrich Nietzsche

The highest type of free men should be sought where the highest resistance is constantly overcome: five steps from tyranny, close to the threshold of the danger of servitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. Friedrich Nietzsche

Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert. Friedrich Nietzsche

He who recites dramatic works makes discoveries about his own character. Friedrich Nietzsche

The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite. Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever aims publicly at great things and at length perceives secretly that he is too weak to achieve them, has usually also insufficient strength to renounce his aims publicly, and then inevitably becomes a hypocrite. Friedrich Nietzsche

Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious. Friedrich Nietzsche

Our body is simply a social structure made of many souls. Friedrich Nietzsche

We deceive ourselves when giving respect to the person for whom we have surrendered ourselves, when we respectively expect them to be as we would wish them to be. Friedrich Nietzsche

Error has made man so deep, sensitive, and inventive that he has put forth such blossoms as religions and arts. Pure knowledge could not have been capable of it. Friedrich Nietzsche

Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical. Friedrich Nietzsche

One has been a poor spectator of life if one has not witnessed the hand - that kills from mercy. Friedrich Nietzsche

The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one's level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up. Friedrich Nietzsche

A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty. Friedrich Nietzsche

The person lives most beautifully who does not reflect upon existence Friedrich Nietzsche

We cannot even reproduce our thoughts entirely in words. Friedrich Nietzsche

Once and for all, there are many things I choose not to know.-Wisdom sets limits even to knowledge. Friedrich Nietzsche

Through searching out origins, one becomes a crab. The historian looks backwards, and finally he also believes backwards. Friedrich Nietzsche

The unlucky hand dealt to clear and precise writers is that people assume they are superficial and so do not go to any trouble inreading them: and the lucky hand dealt to unclear ones is that the reader does go to some trouble and then attributes the pleasure he experiences in his own zeal to them. Friedrich Nietzsche

Writers ought to be regarded as wrongdoers who deserve to be acquitted or pardoned only in the rarest cases: that would be a way to keep books from getting out of hand. Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever commits to paper what he suffers becomes a melancholy author: but he becomes a serious author when he tells us what he suffered and why he now reposes in joy. Friedrich Nietzsche

How do you expect to learn to dance when you have not even learned to walk! And above the dancer is still the flyer and his bliss. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is no doubt possible to fly-but first you must know how to dance like an angel. Friedrich Nietzsche

A book full of brilliance imparts some of it even to its opponents. Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone nowadays lives through too much and thinks through too little: they have a ravenous appetite and colic at the same time so that they keep getting thinner and thinner no matter how much they eat.-Whoever says nowadays, "I have not experienced anything"-is a simpleton. Friedrich Nietzsche

From passions grow opinions; intellectual laziness lets these harden into convictions. Friedrich Nietzsche

In every form of womanly love something of motherly love also comes to light. Friedrich Nietzsche

When gods die, they always die many sorts of death. Friedrich Nietzsche

When we dream about those who are long since forgotten or dead, it is a sign that we have undergone a radical transformation and that the ground on which we live has been completely dug up: then the dead rise up, and our antiquity becomes modernity. Friedrich Nietzsche

When one is young, one venerates and despises without that art of nuances which constitutes the best gain of life, and it is only fair that one has to pay dearly for having assaulted men and things in this manner with Yes and No. Everything is arranged so that the worst of tastes, the taste for the unconditional, should be cruelly fooled and abused until a man learns to put a little art into his feelings and rather to risk trying even what is artificial - as the real artists of life do. Friedrich Nietzsche

Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche

A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles. Friedrich Nietzsche

Carlyle, a man of strong words and attitudes, a rhetorician out of necessity, constantly aroused by the craving for a strong faithas well as by the feeling of an incapacity for it (Min this respect a typical romantic!).... Fundamentally, Carlyle is an English atheist who makes it a point of honor not to be one. Friedrich Nietzsche

Antithesis is the narrow gateway through which error most prefers to worm its way towards truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

One who has given up any hope of winning a fight or has clearly lost it wants his style in fighting to be admired all the more. Friedrich Nietzsche

In order to be somebody you have to hold even your shadow in high regard. Friedrich Nietzsche

In our interactions with people, a benevolent hypocrisy is frequently required-acting as though we do not see through the motivesof their actions. Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever regards human beings as a herd and flees them as swiftly as he can will no doubt be overtaken by them and impaled on theirhorns. Friedrich Nietzsche

Fathers have a lot to do to make up for having sons. Friedrich Nietzsche

Sometimes we remain true to a cause simply because its opponents are unfailingly tasteless. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not to everyone's taste that truth should be pronounced pleasant. But at least let no one believe that error becomes truth when it is pronounced unpleasant. Friedrich Nietzsche

A noble soul is not the one that can manage the highest flights but the one that rises very little and falls very little but always dwells in a free, resplendent atmosphere and altitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

Beware in the presence of cats: they never give, they do not even retaliate-they only reply, and purr in doing so. Friedrich Nietzsche

The saying, "The Magyar is much too lazy to be bored," is worth thinking about. Only the most subtle and active animals are capable of boredom.-A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation. Friedrich Nietzsche

Animals know nothing of themselves, and they also know nothing of the world. Friedrich Nietzsche

The most dangerous follower is the one whose defection would destroy the whole party: hence, the best follower. Friedrich Nietzsche

You lack the courage to be consumed in flames and to become ashes: so you will never become new, and never young again! Friedrich Nietzsche

The golden fleece of self-sufficiency guards against cudgel- blows but not against pin-pricks. Friedrich Nietzsche

We must repay goodness and wickedness: but why exactly to the person who has done us a good or a wicked turn? Friedrich Nietzsche

A certain type of person strives to become a master over all, and to extend his force, his will to power, and to subdue all that resists it. But he encounters the power of others, and comes to an arrangement, a union, with those that are like him: thus they work together to serve the will to power. And the process goes on. Friedrich Nietzsche

Illusions are certainly expensive amusements; but the destruction of illusions is still more expensive, if looked upon as an amusement, as it undoubtedly is by some people. Friedrich Nietzsche

Does not the discipline of the scientific spirit just commence when one no longer harbours any conviction? Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman-a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous trembling and halting Friedrich Nietzsche

I call a lie: wanting not to see something one does see, wanting not to see something as one sees it... The most common lie is the lie one tells to oneself; lying to others is relatively the exception. Friedrich Nietzsche

One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions. Friedrich Nietzsche

A little wisdom is indeed possible; but this blessed security have I found in all things, that they prefer-to DANCE on the feet of chance. Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone needs a sense of shame, but no one needs to feel ashamed. Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who are devoid of purpose will make the void their purpose. Friedrich Nietzsche

You who hate the Jews so, why did you adopt their religion? Friedrich Nietzsche

One must renounce the bad taste of wishing to agree with many people. Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. Friedrich Nietzsche

How lovely it is that there are words and sounds. Are not words and sounds rainbows and illusive bridges between things which are eternally apart? Friedrich Nietzsche

Christianity makes suffering contagious. Friedrich Nietzsche

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