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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) quotes


  • After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
  • Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't.
  • Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
  • Fear is the mother of morality.
  • Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
  • Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
  • One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
  • One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly
  • Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs: He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
  • Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
  • Talking much about oneself can also be a means to concel oneself.
  • That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
  • When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
  • When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.