ᐅ169+ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes On Life and Love

“Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“At a certain place in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating above the earth in a starry dome, with the dream of immortality in his heart; all the stars seem to glimmer around him, and the earth seems to sink ever deeper downwards.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“To see others suffer does one good, to make others suffer even more: this is a hard saying but an ancient, mighty, human, all-too-human principle [....] Without cruelty there is no festival.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever thought that he had understood something of me had merely construed something out of me, after his own image.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“إن الأحداث العظام ليست لحظاتنا الأكثر صخبا، بل تلك الأكثر سكونا”

“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.... Through words and concepts we shall never reach beyond the wall off relations, to some sort of fabulous primal ground of things.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves. *** Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue. Where is the frenzy with which you should be inoculated. Behold. I give you the Ubermensch. He is this lightning. He is this frenzy.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are terrible people who, instead of solving a problem, bungle it and make it more difficult for all who come after. Whoever can't hit the nail on the head should, please, not hit at all.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things:—then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love from henceforth!” ― NIETZSCHE FREDERICH

“When we have to change our mind about a person, we hold the inconvenience he causes us very much against him.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Against boredom even gods struggle in vain.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The noble soul reveres itself” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“My formula for human greatness is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not in the future, not in the past, not for all eternity. Not only to endure what is necessary, still less to conceal it — all idealism is falseness in the face of necessity — , but to love it...” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“No one dies of fatal truths nowadays: there are too many antidotes.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“As soon as a religion comes to dominate it has as its opponents all those who would have been its first disciples. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche,

“So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else's.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.” ― Nietzsche

“To live alone one must be either a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher.” ― Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm

“But I need solitude--which is to say, recovery, return to myself, the breath of a free, light, playful air.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“And if a friend does you wrong, then say: "I forgive you what you have done to me; that you have done it to YOURSELF, however--how could I forgive that!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It has gradually become clear to me what every great philosophy up till now has consisted of – namely, the confession of its originator, and a species of involuntary and unconscious autobiography; and moreover that the moral (or immoral) purpose in every philosophy has constituted the true vital germ out of which the entire plant has always grown.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“لا تحدق طويلاً في الهاوية حتى لا تلتفت اليك” ― نيتشه

“When one has not had a good father, one must create one.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The desire for a strong faith is not the proof of a strong faith, rather the opposite. If one has it one may permit oneself the beautiful luxury of skepticism: one is secure enough, fixed enough for it.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“no one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Happiness is the feeling that power increases - that resistance is being overcome.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“if we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“You tell me: 'Life is hard to bear.' But if it were otherwise why should you have your pride in the morning and your resignation in the evening? Life is hard to bear: but do not pretend to be so tender! We are all of us pretty fine asses and asseses of burden!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I love the great despisers because they are the great adorers...” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life's nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in "another" or "better" life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In this sense the Dionysian man resembles Hamlet: both have once looked truly into the essence of things, they have gained knowledge, and nausea inhibits action; for their action could not change anything in the eternal nature of things; they feel it to be ridiculous or humiliating that they should be asked to set right a world that is out of joint. Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion: that is the doctrine of Hamlet, not that cheap wisdom of Jack the Dreamer who reflects too much and, as it were, from an excess of possibilities does not get around to action. Not reflection, no--true knowledge, an insight into the horrible truth, outweighs any motive for action, both in Hamlet and in the Dionysian man. Now no comfort avails any more; longing transcends a world after death, even the gods; existence is negated along with its glittering reflection in the gods or in an immortal beyond. Conscious of the truth he has once seen, man now sees everywhere only the horror or absurdity of existence; now he understands what is symbolic in Ophelia's fate; now he understands the wisdom of the sylvan god, Silenus: he is nauseated. Here, when the danger to his will is greatest, art approaches as a saving sorceress, expert at healing. She alone knows how to turn these nauseous thoughts about the horror or absurdity of existence into notions with which one can live: these are the sublime as the artistic taming of the horrible, and the comic as the artistic discharge of the nausea of absurdity. The satyr chorus of the dithyramb is the saving deed of Greek art; faced with the intermediary world of these Dionysian companions, the feelings described here exhausted themselves.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Socialism itself can hope to exist only for brief periods here and there, and then only through the exercise of the extremest terrorism. For this reason it is secretly preparing itself for rule through fear and is driving the word “justice” into the heads of the half-educated masses like a nail so as to rob them of their reason… and to create in them a good conscience for the evil game they are to play.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“there they laugh: they do not understand me; I am not the mouth for these ears.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man’s torments.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is the cruelest animal," says Zarathustra. "When gazing at tragedies, bull-fights, crucifixations he hath hitherto felt happier than at any other time on Earth. And when he invented Hell...lo, Hell was his Heaven on Earth"; he could put up with suffering now, by contemplating the eternal punishment of his oppressors in the other world.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock; the hangmen and the bloodhound look out of their faces. Mistrust all who talk much of their justice! Verily, their souls lack more than honey. And when they call themselves the good and the just, do not forget that they would be pharisees, if only they had—power.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Because we have for millenia made moral, aesthetic, religious demands on the world, looked upon it with blind desire, passion or fear, and abandoned ourselves to the bad habits of illogical thinking, this world has gradually become so marvelously variegated, frightful, meaningful, soulful, it has acquired color - but we have been the colorists: it is the human intellect that has made appearances appear and transported its erroneous basic conceptions into things.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The more abstract the truth you wish to teach, the more you need to seduce the senses to it.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is not conflict of opinions that has made history so violent but conflict of belief in opinions, that is to say conflict of convictions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“My humanity is a constant self-overcoming.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do not talk about giftedness, inborn talents! One can name great men of all kinds who were very little gifted. They acquired greatness, became 'geniuses' (as we put it), through qualities the lack of which no one who knew what they were would boast of: they all pos­sessed that seriousness of the efficient workman which first learns to con­struct the parts properly before it ventures to fashion a great whole; they allowed themselves time for it, because they took more pleasure in making the little, secondary things well than in the effect of a dazzling whole” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Oh great star! What would your happiness be if you did not have us to shine for?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The greatest cure for love is still that time honoured medicine - love returned.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love of one is a piece of barbarism: for it is practised at the expense of all others. Love of God likewise.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What then is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms—in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Morality is neither rational nor absolute nor natural. World has known many moral systems, each of which advances claims universality; all moral systems are therefore particular, serving a specific purpose for their propagators or creators, and enforcing a certain regime that disciplines human beings for social life by narrowing our perspectives and limiting our horizons.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Let old ones go. Dont be a memory-monger! Once you were young──now you are even younger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything goes, everything comes back; eternally rolls the wheel of being. Everything dies, everything blossoms again; eternally runs the year of being. Everything breaks, everything is joined anew; eternally the same House of Being is built. Everything parts, everything greets every other thing again; eternally the ring of being remains faithful to itself. In every Now, being begins; round every Here rolls the sphere There. The center is everywhere. Bent is the path of eternity.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Our faith in others betrays that we would rather have faith in ourselves. Our longing for a friend is our betrayer. And often with our love we want merely to overcome envy. And often we attack and make ourselves enemies, to conceal that we are vulnerable.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, 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.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who speaks a bit of a foreign language has more delight in it than he who speaks it well; pleasure goes along with superficial knowledge.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Wanderer, who are you? I watch you go on your way, without scorn, without love, with impenetrable eyes - damp and downhearted, like a plumb line that returns unsatisfied from every depth back into the light (what was it looking for down there?), with a breast that does not sigh, with lips that hide their disgust, with a hand that only grips slowly: who are you? What have you done? Take a rest here, this spot is hospitable to everyone, - relax! And whoever you may be: what would you like now? What do you find relaxing? Just name it: I'll give you whatever I have! - "Relaxing? Relaxing? How inquisitive you are! What are you saying! But please, give me - -" What? What? Just say it! - "Another mask! A second mask!" ...” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly lieth it also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: "I, the state, am the people." It is a lie! Creators were they who created peoples, and hung a faith and a love over them: thus they served life. Destroyers, are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them. Where there is still a people, there the state is not understood, but hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We are unknown to ourselves, we men of knowledge - and with good reason. We have never sought ourselves - how could it happen that we should ever find ourselves? It has rightly been said: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"; our treasure is where the beehives of our knowledge are.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most common sort of lie is that by which a man deceives himself: the deception of others is a relatively rare offense.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Swallow your poison, for you need it badly.” ― 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

“Have you ever said Yes to a single joy? O my friends, then you have said Yes too to all woe. All things are entangled, ensnared, enamored; if ever you wanted one thing twice, if ever you said, "You please me, happiness! Abide, moment!" then you wanted all back. All anew, all eternally, all entangled, ensnared, enamored--oh then you loved the world. Eternal ones, love it eternally and evermore; and to woe too, you say: go, but return! For all joy wants--eternity.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Those who hear not the music think the dancers mad.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The wreckage of stars - I built a world from this wreckage.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“My formula for happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“If you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your educators can only be your liberators.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Christianity remains to this day the greatest misfortune of humanity.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Remain faithful to the earth, my brothers, with the power of your virtue. Let your gift-giving love and your knowledge serve the meaning of the earth. Thus I beg and beseech you. Do not let them fly away from earthly things and beat with their wings against eternal walls. Alas, there has always been so much virtue that has flown away. Lead back to the earth the virtue that flew away, as I do—back to the body, back to life, that it may give the earth a meaning, a human meaning.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“If we affirm one moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event - and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We ought to face our destiny with courage.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The best of all things is something entirely outside your grasp: not to be born, not to be, to be nothing. But the second best thing for you is to die soon.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“God is dead, but considering the state the species man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Success has always been the greatest liar - and the "work" itself is a success; the great statesman, the conqueror, the discoverer is disguised by his creations, often beyond recognition; the "work," whether of the artist or the philosopher, invents the man who has created it, who is supposed to have create it; "great men," as they are venerated, are subsequent pieces of wretched minor fiction” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I and me are always too deeply in conversation: how could I endure it, if there were not a friend? The friend of the hermit is always the third one: the third one is the float which prevents the conversation of the two from sinking into the depth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol' dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes! [N.B. this is obviously a humorous paraphrase]” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“To be incapable of taking one's enemies, one's accidents, even one's misdeeds seriously for very long—that is the sign of strong, full natures in whom there is an excess of the power to form, to mold, to recuperate and to forget (a good example of this in modem times is Mirabeau, who had no memory for insults and vile actions done him and was unable to forgive simply because he—forgot). Such a man shakes off with a single shrug many vermin that eat deep into others; here alone genuine 'love of one's enemies' is possible—supposing it to be possible at all on earth. How much reverence has a noble man for his enemies!—and such reverence is a bridge to love.—For he desires his enemy for himself, as his mark of distinction; he can endure no other enemy than one in whom there is nothing to despise and very much to honor! In contrast to this, picture 'the enemy' as the man of ressentiment conceives him—and here precisely is his deed, his creation: he has conceived 'the evil enemy,' 'the Evil One,' and this in fact is his basic concept, from which he then evolves, as an afterthought and pendant, a 'good one'—himself!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Forgetfulness is not just a vis inertiae, as superficial people believe, but is rather an active ability to suppress, positive in the strongest sense of the word, to which we owe the fact that what we simply live through, experience, take in, no more enters our consciousness during digestion (one could call it spiritual ingestion) than does the thousand-fold process which takes place with our physical consumption of food, our so-called ingestion. To shut the doors and windows of consciousness for a while; not to be bothered by the noise and battle which our underworld of serviceable organs work with and against each other;a little peace, a little tabula rasa of consciousness to make room for something new, above all for the nobler functions and functionaries, for ruling, predicting, predetermining (our organism runs along oligarchic lines, you see) - that, as I said, is the benefit of active forgetfulness, like a doorkeeper or guardian of mental order, rest and etiquette: from which can immediately see how there could be no happiness, cheerfulness, hope, pride, immediacy, without forgetfulness.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“My genius is in my nostrils.” ― Friederich Nietzsche

“My conception of freedom. — The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it — what it costs us. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche,

“I consist of body and soul - in the worlds of a child. And why shouldn't we speak like children? But the enlightened, the knowledgealbe would say: I am body through and through, nothing more; and the soul is just a word for something on the body.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health...” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Though I may seem at times somewhat distant from you, through the gray mist of philology, I am never far, my thoughts always circle around you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Well-meaning, helpful, good-natured attitudes of mind have not come to be honored on account of their usefulness, but because they are states of richer souls that are capable of bestowing and have their value in the feeling of the plenitude of life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every talent must unfold itself in fighting.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Which is it? Is man only a blunder of God? Or is God only a blunder of man?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Worldly Wisdom Do not stay in the field! Nor climb out of sight. The best view of the world Is from a medium height.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Are you a slave? Then you cannot be a friend. Are you a tyrant? Then you cannot have friends.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Star friendship.— We were friends and have become estranged. But this was right, and we do not want to conceal and obscure it from ourselves as if we had reason to feel ashamed. We are two ships each of which has its goal and course; our paths may cross and we may celebrate a feast together, as we did—and then the good ships rested so quietly in one harbor and one sunshine that it may have looked as if they had reached their goal and as if they had one goal. But then the almighty force of our tasks drove us apart again into different seas and sunny zones, and perhaps we shall never see one another again,—perhaps we shall meet again but fail to recognize each other: our exposure to different seas and suns has changed us! That we have to become estranged is the law above us: by the same token we should also become more venerable for each other! And thus the memory of our former friendship should become more sacred! There is probably a tremendous but invisible stellar orbit in which our very different ways and goals may be included as small parts of this path,—let us rise up to this thought! But our life is too short and our power of vision too small for us to be more than friends in the sense of this sublime possibility.— Let us then believe in our star friendship even if we should be compelled to be earth enemies.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The Thought of Death. It gives me a melancholy happiness to live in the midst of this confusion of streets, of necessities, of voices: how much enjoyment, impatience and desire, how much thirsty life and drunkenness of life comes to light here every moment! And yet it will soon be so still for all these shouting, lively, life- loving people! How everyone's shadow, his gloomy travelling companion stands behind him! It is always as in the last moment before the departure of an emigrant- ship: people have more than ever to say to one another, the hour presses, the ocean with its lonely silence waits impatiently behind all the noise-so greedy, so certain of its prey! And all, all, suppose that the past has been nothing, or a small matter, that the near future is everything: hence this haste, this crying, this self-deafening and self-overreaching! Everyone wants to be foremost in this future-and yet death and the stillness of death are the only things certain and common to all in this future! How strange that this sole thing that is certain and common to all, exercises almost no influence on men, and that they are the furthest from regarding themselves as the brotherhood of death! It makes me happy to see that men do not want to think at all of the idea of death! I would fain do something to make the idea of life to us to be more than friends in the sense of that sublime possibility. And so we will believe in our even a hundred times more worthy of their attention.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“But in the loneliest desert happens the second metamorphosis: here the spirit becomes a lion; he will seize his freedom and be master in his own wilderness.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“...all that is rare is for the rare.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Ten truths must you find during the day; otherwise will you seek truth during the night, and your soul will have been hungry.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“And to me also, who appreciate life, the butterflies, and soap-bubbles, and whatever is like them amongst us, seem most to enjoy happiness.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“All truth is simple ... is that not doubly a lie?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking.” ― Nietzsche

“The great periods of our life occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is bad about us as what is best.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Good writers have two things in common: they prefer to be understood rather than admired; and they do not write for knowing and over-acute readers.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“it is only as an aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world are eternally justified.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Behold! I am weary of my wisdom, like the bee that has gathered too much honey; I need hands outstretched to take it from me. I wish to spread it and bestow it, until the wise have once more become joyous in their folly, and the poor happy in their riches.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Either one does not dream, or one does so interestingly. One should learn to spend one's waking life in the same way: not at all, or interestingly.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I go into solitude so as not to drink out of everybody's cistern. When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think I really think. After a time it always seems as if they want to banish my self from myself and rob me of my soul.” ― Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm

“Watch them clamber, these swift monkeys! They clamber over one another and thus drag one another into the mud and the depth. They all want to get to the throne: that is their madness — as if happiness sat on the throne. Often, mud sits on the throne — and often the throne also on mud. Mad they all appear to me, clambering monkeys and overardent. Foul smells their idol, the cold monster: foul, they smell to me altogether, these idolators. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The complete irresponsibility of man for his actions and his nature is the bitterest drop which he who understands must swallow.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Let us face ourselves. We are Hyperboreans; we know very well how far off we live. 'Neither by land nor by sea will you find the way to the Hyperboreans'—Pindar already knew this about us. Beyond the north, ice, and death—our life, our happiness. We have discovered happiness, we know the way, we have found the exit out of the labyrinth of thousands of years. Who else has found it? Modern man perhaps? 'I have got lost; I am everything that has got lost,' sighs modern man. This modernity was our sickness: lazy peace, cowardly compromise, the whole virtuous uncleanliness of the modern Yes and No. … Rather live in the ice than among modern virtues and other south winds! We were intrepid enough, we spared neither ourselves nor others; but for a long time we did not know where to turn with our intrepidity. We became gloomy, we were called fatalists. Our fatum—abundance, tension, the damming of strength. We thirsted for lightning and deeds and were most remote from the happiness of the weakling, 'resignation.' In our atmosphere was a thunderstorm; the nature we are became dark—for we saw no way. Formula for our happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering among innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Pity is the most agreeable feeling among those who have little pride and no prospects of great conquests.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“وحدة البعض هي هروب المرضى، ووحدة البعض الاخر هي الهروب من المرضى”

“In truth, man is a polluted river. One must be a sea to receive a polluted river without becoming defiled. I bring you the Superman! He is that sea; in him your great contempt can be submerged.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“You say that a good cause will even sanctify war! I tell you, it is the good war that sanctifies every cause!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Pity preserves things that are ripe for decline, it defends things that have been disowned and condemned by life, and it gives a depressive and questionable character to life itself by keeping alive an abundance of failures of every type. People have dared to call pity a virtue… people have gone even further, making it into the virtue, the foundation and source of all virtues, - but of course you always have to keep in mind that this was the perspective of a nihilistic philosophy that inscribed the negation of life on its shield. Schopenhauer was right here: pity negates life, it makes life worthy of negation, - pity is the practice of nihilism. Once more: this depressive and contagious instinct runs counter to the instincts that preserve and enhance the value of life: by multiplying misery just as much as by conserving everything miserable, pity is one of the main tools used to increase decadence - pity wins people over to nothingness! … You do not say ‘nothingness’ : instead you say ‘the beyond’; or ‘God’; or ‘the true life’; or nirvana, salvation, blessedness … This innocent rhetoric from the realm of religious-moral idiosyncrasy suddenly appears much less innocent when you see precisely which tendencies are wrapped up inside these sublime words: tendencies hostile to life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What, then, is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms – in short, a sum of human relations, which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.” ― Freidrich Neitzsche

“Of what is great one must either be silent or speak with greatness. With greatness--that means cynically and with innocence.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“And if you are not a bird, then beware of coming to rest above an abyss.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you has shaken me.” ― Nietzsche

“To him who feels himself preordained to contemplation and not to belief, all believers are too noisy and obtrusive; he guards against them.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man, the bravest of animals, and the one most accustomed to suffering, does not repudiate suffering as such; he desires it, he even seeks it out, provided he is shown a meaning for it, a purpose of suffering. The meaninglessness of suffering, not suffering itself, was the curse that lay over mankind so far.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” ― Nietzche

“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

“… if you refuse to let your own suffering lie upon you for an hour and if you constantly try to prevent and forestall all possible stress way ahead of time; if you experience suffering and displeasure as evil, hateful, worthy of annihilation, and as a defect of existence, then it is clear that besides your religion of pity you also harbor another religion in your heart that is perhaps the mother of the religion of pity: the religion of comfortableness. How little you know of human happiness, you comfortable and benevolent people, for happiness and unhappiness are sisters and even twins that either grow up together or, as in your case, remain small together.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.” ― Frederich Nietzsche

“Under peaceful conditions a warlike man sets upon himself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is that which must overcome itself again and again” ― NIETZSCHE FREDERICH

“Resentment, born of weakness, harms no one more than the weak person himself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every profound spirit needs a mask” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“How can those who live in the light of the day possibly comprehend the depths of the night?” ― Nietzsche

“Without myth, however, every culture loses its healthy creative natural power: it is only a horizon encompassed with myth that rounds off to unity a social movement.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is something quite amazing and monstrous about the education of upper-class women. What could be more paradoxical? All the world is agreed that they are to be brought up as ignorant as possible of erotic matters, and that one has to imbue their souls with a profound sense of shame in such matters until the merest suggestion of such things triggers the most extreme impatience and flight. The "honor" of women really comes into play only here: what else would one not forgive them? But here they are supposed to remain ignorant even in their hearts: they are supposed to have neither eyes nor ears, nor words, nor thoughts for this -- their "evil;" and mere knowledge is considered evil. And then to be hurled as by a gruesome lightning bolt, into reality and knowledge, by marriage -- precisely by the man they love and esteem most! To catch love and shame in a contradiction and to be forced to experience at the same time delight, surrender, duty, pity, terror, and who knows what else, in the face of the unexpected neighborliness of god and beast! Thus a psychic knot has been tied that may have no equal. Even the compassionate curiosity of the wisest student of humanity is inadequate for guessing how this or that woman manages to accommodate herself to this solution of the riddle, and to the riddle of a solution, and what dreadful, far-reaching suspicions must stir in her poor, unhinged soul -- and how the ultimate philosophy and skepsis of woman casts anchor at this point! Afterward, the same deep silence as before. Often a silence directed at herself, too. She closes her eyes to herself. Young women try hard to appear superficial and thoughtless. The most refined simulate a kind of impertinence. Women easily experience their husbands as a question mark concerning their honor, and their children as an apology or atonement. They need children and wish for them in a way that is altogether different from that in which a man may wish for children. In sum, one cannot be too kind about women.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We would not let ourselves be burned to death for our opinions: we are not sure enough of them for that.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Thus I spoke, more and more softly; for I was afraid of my own thoughts and the thoughts behind my thoughts.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“أن أحيا كما أريد, أو لا أحيا إطلاقا” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We talk so abstractly about poetry because all of us are usually bad poets.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Ultimately no one can hear in things―books included―more than he already knows. If you have no access to something from experience, you will have no ear for it.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of "world history," but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die. One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. There were eternities during which it did not exist. And when it is all over with the human intellect, nothing will have happened.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“One has to know the size of one's stomach.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The Hour-Hand of Life --- Life consists of rare, isolated moments of the greatest significance, and of innumerably many intervals, during which at best the silhouettes of those moments hover about us. Love, springtime, every beautiful melody, mountains, the moon, the sea – all these speak completely to the heart but once, if in fact they ever do get a chance to speak completely. For many men do not have those moments at all, and are themselves intervals and intermissions in the symphony of real life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Try for once to justify the meaning of your existence as it were a posteriori by setting yourself an aim, a goal... an exalted and noble 'to this end.' Perish in pursuit of this and only this” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever knows he is deep, strives for clarity; whoever would like to appear deep to the crowd, strives for obscurity. For the crowd considers anything deep if only it cannot see to the bottom: the crowd is so timid and afraid of going into the water.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Suppose a human being has thus put his ear, as it were, to the heart chamber of the world will and felt the roaring desire for existence pouring from there into all the veins of the world, as a thundering current or as the gentlest brook, dissolving into a mist—how could he fail to break suddenly? How could he endure to perceive the echo of innumerable shouts of pleasure and woe in the "wide space of the world night," enclosed in the wretched glass capsule of the human individual, without inexorably fleeing toward his primordial home, as he hears this shepherd's dance of metaphysics? But if such a work could nevertheless be perceived as a whole, without denial of individual existence; if such a creation could be created without smashing its creator—whence do we take the solution of such a contradiction?” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Do you want to go along with others? or go on ahead? or go off on your own?...you must know what you want and that you want. Fourth question for the conscience.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Amor fati: this is the very core of my being—And as to my prolonged illness, do I not owe much more to it than I owe to my health? To it I owe a higher kind of health, a sort of health which grows stronger under everything that does not actually kill it!—To it, I owe even my philosophy.… Only great suffering is the ultimate emancipator of spirit, for it teaches one that vast suspiciousness which makes an X out of every U, a genuine and proper X, i.e., the antepenultimate letter. Only great suffering; that great suffering, under which we seem to be over a fire of greenwood, the suffering that takes its time—forces us philosophers to descend into our nethermost depths, and to let go of all trustfulness, all good-nature, all whittling-down, all mildness, all mediocrity,—on which things we had formerly staked our humanity.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nobody can build the bridge for you to walk across the river of life, no one but you yourself alone. There are, to be sure, countless paths and bridges and demi-gods which would carry you across this river; but only at the cost of yourself; you would pawn yourself and lose. There is in the world only one way, on which nobody can go, except you: where does it lead? Do not ask, go along with it.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Human history would be nothing but a record of stupidity save for the cunning contributions of the weak” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Go up close to your friend but do not go over to him! We should respect the enemy that is in our friend” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“And as long as you are in any way ashamed before yourself, you do not yet belong with us.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Behind a remarkable scholar we not infrequently find an average human being, and behind an average artist we often find a very remarkable human being.” ― Friedrich Neitzsche

“To get up in the morning, in the fullness of youth, and open a book--now that’s what I call vicious!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In letting God sit in judgment they judge themselves; in glorifying God they glorify themselves.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I fear that, with our current veneration for the natural and the real, we have arrived at the opposite pole to all idealism, and have landed in the region of the waxworks.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh” ― Friederich Nietzsche

“Reason" in language - oh, what an old deceptive female she is! I am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“No one is accountable for existing at all, or for being constituted as he is, or for living in the circumstances and surroundings in which he lives. The fatality of his nature cannot be disentangled from the fatality of all that which has been and will be. He is not the result of a special design, a will, a purpose; he is not the subject of an attempt to attain an 'ideal of man' or an 'ideal of happiness' or an 'ideal of morality'--it is absurd to want to hand over his nature to some purpose or other. We invented the concept 'purpose': in reality purpose is lacking...One is necessary, one is a piece of fate, one belongs to the whole, one is in the whole--there exists nothing which could judge, measure, compare, condemn our being, for that would be to judge, measure, condemn the whole...” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Where has God gone?” [the madman asked] “I shall tell you. We have killed him – you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the seas? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backwards, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as though through Infinite nothing? Where is God? God is Dead. Go remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murders of all murders, console ourselves?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The consequences of our actions take hold of us, quite indifferent to our claim that meanwhile we have 'improved.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Something unappeased, unappeasable, is within me.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“To become what one is, one must not have the faintest notion of what one is... The whole surface of consciousness - for consciousness -is- a surface - must be kept clear of all great imperatives. Beware even of every great word, every great pose! So many dangers that the instinct comes too soon to "understand itself" --. Meanwhile, the organizing idea that is destined to rule keeps growing deep down - it begins to command, slowly it leads us back from side roads and wrong roads; it prepares single qualities and fitnesses that will one day prove to be indispensable as a means toward a whole - one by one, it trains all subservient capacities before giving any hint of the dominant task, "goal," "aim," or "meaning.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“When man does not have firm, calm lines on the horizon of his life- mountain and forest lines, as it were- then a man's innermost will becomes agitated, preoccupied, and wistful.” ― Friedrich Nietzche

“Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Creating—that is the great salvation from suffering, and life's alleviation. But for the creator to appear, suffering itself is needed, and much transformation.” ― Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm

“Faith is always coveted most and needed most urgently where will is lacking; for will, as the affect of command, is the decisive sign of sovereignty and strength. In other words, the less one knows how to command, the more urgently one covets someone who commands, who commands severely—a god, prince, class, physician, father confessor, dogma, or party conscience. From this one might perhaps gather that the two world religions, Buddhism and Christianity, may have owed their origin and above all their sudden spread to a tremendous collapse and disease of the will. And that is what actually happened: both religions encountered a situation in which the will had become diseased, giving rise to a demand that had become utterly desperate for some "thou shalt." Both religions taught fanaticism in ages in which the will had become exhausted, and thus they offered innumerable people some support, a new possibility of willing, some delight in willing. For fanaticism is the only "strength of the will" that even the weak and insecure can be brought to attain, being a sort of hypnotism of the whole system of the senses and the intellect for the benefit of an excessive nourishment (hypertrophy) of a single point of view and feeling that henceforth becomes dominant— which the Christian calls his faith. Once a human being reaches the fundamental conviction that he must be commanded, he becomes "a believer." Conversely, one could conceive of such a pleasure and power of self-determination, such a freedom of the will [ This conception of "freedom of the will" ( alias, autonomy) does not involve any belief in what Nietzsche called "the superstition of free will" in section 345 ( alias, the exemption of human actions from an otherwise universal determinism).] that the spirit would take leave of all faith and every wish for certainty, being practiced in maintaining himself on insubstantial ropes and possibilities and dancing even near abysses. Such a spirit would be the free spirit par excellence.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What does our great historical hunger signify, our clutching about us of countless cultures, our consuming desire for knowledge, if not the loss of myth, of a mythic home, the mythic womb?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“No one can draw more out of things, books included, than he already knows. A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is not enough religion in the world to destroy the world’s religions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do you deserve truth? You sure seek it, but do you deserve it? If you want to see real things burning you first have to reach up to the height of the fire.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Weariness that wants to reach the ultimate with one leap, with one fatal leap, a poor ignorant weariness that does not want to want any more: this created all gods and afterworlds.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is a point in every philosophy at which the "conviction" of the philosopher appears on the scene; or, to put it in the words of an ancient mystery: adventavit asinus, / pulcher et fortissimus. (Translation: The ass arrives, beautiful and most brave.)” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We no longer have a sufficiently high estimate of ourselves when we communicate. Our true experiences are not garrulous. They could not communicate themselves if they wanted to: they lack words. We have already grown beyond whatever we have words for. In all talking there lies a grain of contempt. Speech, it seems, was devised only for the average medium, communicable. The speaker has already vulgarized himself by speaking.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Language as putative science. - The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world. The sculptor of language was not so modest as to believe that he was only giving things designations, he conceived rather that with words he was expressing supreame knowledge of things; language is, in fact, the first stage of occupation with science. Here, too, it is the belief that the truth has been found out of which the mightiest sources of energy have flowed. A great deal later - only now - it dawns on men that in their belief in language they have propagated a tremendous error. Happily, it is too late for the evolution of reason, which depends on this belief, to be put back. - Logic too depends on presuppositions with which nothing in the real world corresponds, for example on the presupposition that there are identical things, that the same thing is identical at different points of time: but this science came into existence through the opposite belief (that such conditions do obtain in the real world). It is the same with mathematics, which would certainly not have come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no real circle, no absolute magnitude.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Not every end is the goal. The end of a melody is not its goal, and yet if a melody has not reached its end, it has not reached its goal.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is a terrible thought, to contemplate that an immense number of mediocre thinkers are occupied with really influential matters.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Companions the creator seeks, not corpses, not herds and believers. Fellow creators the creator seeks -- those who write new values on new tablets. Companions the creator seeks, and fellow harvesters; for everything about him is ripe for the harvest.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Let the youthful soul look back on life with the question: what have you truly loved up to now, what has elevated your soul, what has mastered it and at the same time delighted it? Place these venerated objects before you in a row, and perhaps they will yield for you, through their nature and their sequence, a law, the fundamental law of your true self. Compare these objects, see how one complements, expands, surpasses, transfigures another, how they form a stepladder upon which you have climbed up to yourself as you are now; for your true nature lies, not hidden deep within you, but immeasurably high above you, or at least above that which you normally take to be yourself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Masks. - There are women who, however you may search them, prove to have no content but are purely masks. The man who associates with such almost spectral, necessarily unsatisfied beings is to be commiserated with, yet it is precisely they who are able to arouse the desire of the man most strongly: he seeks for her soul - and goes on seeking.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“نهایت پختگی یک مرد آن است که به جدیتی برسد که در کودکی هنگام بازی کردن داشته است” ― نیچه

“In conversation we are sometimes confused by the tone of our own voice, and mislead to make assertions that do not at all correspond to our opinions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“He is called a free spirit who thinks differently from what, on the basis of his origin, environment, his class and profession, or on the basis of the dominant views of the age, would have been expected of him” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“While the noble man lives in trust and openness with himself (gennaios 'of noble descent' underlines the nuance 'upright' and probably also 'naïve'), the man of ressentiment is neither upright nor naive nor honest and straightforward with himself. His soul squints; his spirit loves hiding places, secret paths and back doors, everything covert entices him as his world, his security, his refreshment; he understands how to keep silent, how not to forget, how to wait, how to be provisionally self-deprecating and humble. A race of such men of ressentiment is bound to become eventually cleverer than any noble race; it will also honor cleverness to a far greater degree: namely, as a condition of existence of the first importance; while with noble men cleverness can easily acquire a subtle flavor of luxury and subtlety—for here it is far less essential than the perfect functioning of the regulating unconscious instincts or even than a certain imprudence, perhaps a bold recklessness whether in the face of danger or of the enemy, or that enthusiastic impulsiveness in anger, love, reverence, gratitude, and revenge by which noble souls have at all times recognized one another. Ressentiment itself, if it should appear in the noble man, consummates and exhausts itself in an immediate reaction, and therefore does not poison: on the other hand, it fails to appear at all on countless occasions on which it inevitably appears in the weak and impotent.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“How does one become stronger? By deciding slowly; and by holding firmly to the decision once it is made. Everything else follows of itself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The person who fights monsters should make sure that in the process, he does not become a monster himself. Because when you stare down at an abyss, the abyss stares back at you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Almost everything we call "higher culture" is based on the spiritualization of cruelty.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The wisest man would be the one richest in contradictions, who has, as it were, antennae for all types of men---as well as his great moments of grand harmony---a rare accident even in us! A sort of planetary motion---” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Human life is inexplicable, and still without meaning: a fool may decide its fate.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“However modest one may be in one's demand for intellectual cleanliness, one cannot help feeling, when coming into contact with the New Testament, a kind of inexpressible discomfiture: for the unchecked impudence with which the least qualified want to raise their voice on the greatest problems, and even claim to be judges of things, surpasses all measure. The shameless levity with which the most intractable problems (life, world, God, purpose of life) are spoken of, as if they were not problems at all but simply things that these little bigots KNEW!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Deeds need time, even after they are done, in order to be seen or heard.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“الحياة جدل بين الذوق والتذوق” ― فريدريك نيتشه

“Only ideas won by walking have any value.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Disobedience- that is the nobility of slaves.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Wisdom—seems to the rabble a kind of escape, a means and a trick for getting well out of a wicked game. But the genuine philosopher—as it seems to us, my friends?—lives 'unphilosophically' and 'unwisely,' above all imprudently, and feels the burden and the duty of a hundred attempts and temptations of life—he risks himself constantly, he plays the wicked game.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I can tell by my own reaction to it that this book is harmful." But let him only wait and perhaps one day he will admit to himself that this same book has done him a great service by bringing out the hidden sickness of his heart and making it visible.— Altered opinions do not alter a man’s character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The happiness of man is: I will. The happiness of woman is: he wills. ‘Behold, just now the world became perfect!’—thus thinks every woman when she obeys out of entire love. And women must obey and find a depth for her surface. Surface is the disposition of woman: a mobile, stormy film over shallow water. Man’s disposition, however, is deep; his river roars in subterranean caves: woman feels his strength but does not comprehend it.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The greatest weight.-- What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence - even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!" Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus?... Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would find only disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is in self-mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, an instinct. They regard a difficult task as a privilege; it is to them a recreation to play with burdens that would crush all others.” ― Nietzsche

“State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is the evening that questions thus from within me.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed - whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions - is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have no more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his disciples to drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of a beyond to which death is the portal; the form of the cross as a symbol in a time that no longer knows the function and ignominy of the cross -- how ghoulishly all this touches us, as if from the tomb of a primeval past! Can one believe that such things are still believed?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“آشفتگي من از اين نيست که تو به من دروغ گفته اي، از اين آشفته ام که ديگر نميتوانم تو را باور کنم. ” ― فريدريش نيچه

“It was the sick and decaying who despised the body and earth and invented the heavenly realm and the redemptive drops of blood: but they took even these sweet and gloomy poisons from body and earth. They wanted to escape their own misery, and the stars were too far for them.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We laugh at a man who, stepping out of his room at the very minute when the sun is rising, says, “It is my will that the sun shall rise”; or at him who, unable to stop a wheel, says, “I wish it to roll”; or, again, at him who, thrown in a wrestling match, says, “Here I lie, but here I wish to lie.” But, joking apart, do we not act like one of these three persons whenever we use the expression “I wish”?” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“أحمق من لا يزال يتعثر فى الأحجار والبشر” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. -” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“أكثر أشكال الغباء انتشاراً هو أن ينسى المرء الهدف من وجود” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Alas, I have begun my loneliest walk. But whoever is of my kind, cannot escape such an hour, the hour which says to him, 'Only now are you going your way to greatness. Peak and abyss, they are now joined together, for all things are baptized in a well of eternity, and lie beyond good and evil.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What? A great man? I only ever see the ape of his own ideal.” ― Nietzsche

“Poets treat their experiences shamelessly: they exploit them” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I would believe only in a god who could dance. And when I saw my devil I found him serious, thorough, profound, and solemn: it was the spirit of gravity - through him all things fall.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Ages of happiness. - An age of happiness is quite impossible, because men want only to desire it but not to have it, and every individual who experiences good times learns to downright pray for misery and disquietude. The destiny of man is designed for happy moments - every life has them - but not for happy ages. Nonetheless they will remain fixed in the imagination of man as 'the other side of the hill' because they have been inherited from ages past: for the concepts of the age of happiness was no doubt acquired in primeval times from that condition of which, after violent exertion in hunting and warfare, man gives himself up to repose, stretches his limbs and hears the pinions of sleep rustling about him. It is a false conclusion if, in accordance with that ancient familiar experience, man imagines that, after whole ages of toil and deprivation, he can then partake of that condition of happiness correspondingly enhanced and protracted.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It may be that until now there has been no more potent means for beautifying man himself than piety: it can turn man into so much art, surface, play of colors, graciousness that his sight no longer makes one suffer.---” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Injustice and filth they throw after the lonely one: but, my brother, if you would be a star, you must not shine less for them because of that. And beware of the good and the just! They like to crucify those who invent their own virtue for themselves—they hate the lonely one.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The majority of men prefer delusion to truth. It soothes. It is easy to grasp.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Indeed, at hearing the news that 'the old god is dead', we philosophers and 'free spirits' feel illuminated by a new dawn; our heart overflows with gratitude, amazement, forebodings, expectation - finally the horizon seems clear again, even if not bright; finally our ships may set out again, set out to face any danger; every daring of the lover of knowledge is allowed again; the sea, our sea, lies open again; maybe there has never been such an 'open sea'.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Wohl bin ich ein Wald und eine Nacht dunkler Bäume: doch wer sich vor meinem Dunkel nicht scheut, der findet auch Rosenhänge unter meinen Zypressen.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Water is sufficient...the spirit moves over water.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“God is dead, God remains dead, and we have killed him.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Was aus Liebe getan wird, geschieht immer jenseits von Gut und Böse. (What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.)” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Those moralists, on the other hand, who, following in the footsteps of Socrates, offer the individual a morality of self-control and temperance as a means to his own advantage, as his personal key to happiness, are the exceptions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“What do you consider the most humane? - To spare someone shame. What is the seal of liberation? - To no longer be ashamed in front of oneself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Man is the most bungled of all the animals, the sickliest, and not one has strayed more dangerously from its instincts. But for all that, of course, he is the most interesting.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“[I]n nooks all over the earth sit men who are waiting, scarcely knowing in what way they are waiting, much less that they are waiting in vain. Occasionally the call that awakens– that accident which gives the “permission to act — comes too late, when the best youth and strength for action has already been used up by sitting still; and many have found to their horror when they ‘leaped up’ that their limbs had gone to sleep and their spirit had become to heavy. ‘It is too late,’ they said to themselves, having lost their faith in themselves and henceforth forever useless.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“الإله يخفيه حجاب جماله، هكذا تحجبين نجومك.. أنتِ لا تتكلمين؛ وهكذا تكشفين لي عن حكمتك” ― فريدريك نيتشه

“Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Are you one who looks on? or lends a hand? - or who looks away, sidles off?...Third question for the conscience.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“You may lie with your mouth, but with the mouth you make as you do so you none the less tell the truth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Thus, the philosopher dislikes marriage as well as what might persuade him into it??marriage is a barrier and a disaster along his route to the optimal. What great philosopher up to now has been married? Heraclitus, Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibtniz, Kant, Schopenhauer?? None of these got married. What`s more, we cannot even imagine them married. A married philosopher belongs in a comedy, that`s my principle. And Socrates, the exception, the malicious Socrates, it appears, got married ironically to demonstrate this very principle. Every philosopher would speak as once Buddha spoke when someone told him of the birth his son, "Rahula has been born to me. A shackle has been forged for me." (Rahula here means "a little demon"). To every "free spirit" there must come a reflective hour, provided that previously he has had a one without thought, of the sort that came then to Buddha - "Life in a house," he thought to himself, "is narrow and confined, a polluted place. Freedom consists of abandoning houses;" "because he thought this way, he left the house.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“i have never pondered over questions that are not questions.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“You should seek your enemy, you should wage your war - a war for your opinions. And when your opinion is defeated, our honesty should still cry triumph over that!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is nothing very odd about lambs disliking birds of prey, but this is no reason for holding it against large birds of prey that they carry off lambs. And when the lambs whisper among themselves, 'These birds of prey are evil, and does this not give us a right to say that whatever of the opposite of a bird of prey must be good?', there is nothing intrinsically wrong with such an argument - though the birds of prey will look somewhat quizzically and say, 'Wehave nothing against these good lambs; in fact, we love them; nothing tastes better than a tender lamb.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Why go on clinging to this clod of earth, this way of life, why pay heed to what your neighbour says? It is so parochial to bind oneself to views which are no longer binding even a couple of hundred miles away. Orient and Occident are chalk-lines drawn before us to fool our timidity. I will make an attempt to attain freedom, the youthful soul says to itself; and is it to be hindered in this by the fact that two nations happen to hate and fight one another, or that two continents are separated by an ocean, or that all around it a religion is taught which, nevertheless, did not exist a few thousand years ago. All that is not you, it says to itself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the haughtiest and most mendacious minute of "world history"- yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.” ― 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

“Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am a disciple of the philosopher Dionysus, and I would prefer to be even a satyr than a saint.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Read from a distant star, the majuscule script of our earthly existence would perhaps lead to the conclusion that the earth was the distinctively ascetic planet, a nook of disgruntled, arrogant creatures filled with a profound disgust with themselves, at the earth, at all life, who inflict as much pain on themselves as they possibly can out of pleasure in inflicting pain which is probably their only pleasure.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“ناامیدی بهایی است که فرد برای خودآگاهی می پردازد” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“the lie is a condition of life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A man who wills commands something within himself that renders obedience, or that he believes renders obedience.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemies—but why? Because they are the most impotent. It is because of their impotence that in them hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred. The truly great haters in world history have always been priests; likewise the most ingenious haters: other kinds of spirit hardly come into consideration when compared with the spirit of priestly vengefulness.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“‎The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of a child at play.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Dead are all gods: now we want the overman to live.” ― Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm

“ضوء منتصف الليل من حولي دائمًا، وإلى جانبه كانت تقبع الوحدة، وثالثهما حشرجة الصمت الموات، أسوأ أصدقائي جميعًا” ― فريدريك نيتشه

“And when he invented his hell, that was his heaven on earth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding; in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the cross.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The pathetic thing that grows out of this condition is called faith: in other words, closing one's eyes upon one's self once for all, to avoid suffering the sight of incurable falsehood. People erect a concept of morality, of virtue, of holiness upon this false view of all things; they ground good conscience upon faulty vision; they argue that no other sort of vision has value any more, once they have made theirs sacrosanct with the names of "God," "salvation" and "eternity." I unearth this theological instinct in all directions: it is the most widespread and the most subterranean form of falsehood to be found on earth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Sometimes it is harder to accede to a thing than it is to see its truth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“For nothing is more democratic than logic; it is no respecter of persons and makes no distinction between crooked and straight noses.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Healthy introspection, without undermining oneself; it is a rare gift to venture into the unexplored depths of the self, without delusions or fictions, but with an uncorrupted gaze.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every achievement, every step forward in knowledge, is the consequence of courage, of toughness towards oneself, of sincerity to oneself” ― Freidrich Neitzsche

“Another thing is war. I am naturally warlike. Attacking is one of my instincts. Being able to be an enemy, being an enemy — these require a strong nature, perhaps; in any case every strong nature presupposes them. It needs resistances, so it seeks resistance: aggressive pathos is just as integrally necessary to strength as the feeling of revenge and reaction is to weakness. Woman, forinstance, is vengeful: that is a condition of her weakness, as is her sensitivity to other people’s afflictions. — The strength of anattacker can in a way be gauged by the opposition he requires; allgrowth makes itself manifest by searching out a more powerful opponent — or problem: for a philosopher who is warlike challenges problems to duels, too. The task is not to master all resistances, but only those against which one has to pit one’s entire strength, suppleness, and mastery-at-arms — opponents who are equal...” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The images of myth must be the daemonic guardians, omnipresent and unnoticed, which protect the growth of the young mind, and guide man's interpretation of his life and struggles.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It was a subtle refinement of God to learn Greek when he wished to write a book – and that he did not learn it better.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Generally speaking, punishment makes men hard and cold; it concentrates; it sharpens the feeling of alienation; it strengthens the power of resistance” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I love him whose soul is deep, even in being wounded, and who may perish through a minor matter: thus he goes willingly over the bridge. I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgets himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his going under. I love him who has a free spirit and a free heart: thus his head is only the guts of his heart; his heart, however, causes his going under. I love all who are like heavy drops falling one by one out of the cloud that lowers over man: they herald the coming of the lightning, and as heralds they perish.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I tell you: one must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in yourselves.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Now I go alone, my disciples, You too, go now alone. Thus I want it. Go away from me and resist Zarathustra! And even better: be ashamed of him! Perhaps he deceived you… One pays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. And why do you not want to pluck at my wreath? You revere me; but what if your reverence tumbles one day? Beware lest a statue slay you. You say that you believe in Zarathustra? But what matters Zarathustra? You are my believers – but what matter all believers? You had not yet sought yourselves; and you found me. Thus do all believers; therefore all faith amounts to so little. Now I bid you to lose me and find yourselves; and only then when you have all denied me will I return to you… that I may celebrate the great noon with you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Solitude is a virtue for us, since it is a sublime inclination and impulse to cleanliness which shows that contact between people, “society”, inevitably makes things unclean. Somewhere, sometime, every community makes people—“base.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It takes chaos to give birth to a dancing star” ― Frederick Nietzsche

“One thing a man must have: either a naturally light disposition or a disposition lightened by art and knowledge.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Books and drafts mean something quite different for different thinkers. One collects in a book the lights he was able to steal and carry home swiftly out of the rays of some insight that suddenly dawned on him, while another thinker offers us nothing but shadows - images in black and grey of what had built up in his soul the day before.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are days when I am haunted by a feeling that is blacker than the blackest melancholy. I have a contempt for humanity. I despise the people I have been fated to call my contemporaries. I feel suffocated by their filthy breath.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Dostoevsky,the only psychologist from whom I've anything to learn.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Supposing truth is a woman -- what then?” ― Nietzsche

“It is invisible hands that torment and bend us the worst” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“You have evolved from worm to man, but much within you is still worm. Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“One is punished most for one’s virtues.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“إن الإنسان مثله مثل الشجرة. كلما رنا إلى الأعالي و إلى النور إلا ونحت جذوره إلى التوغل في الأرض، في التحت، في العتمة و لعمق - في الشر.”

“The existence of forgetting has never been proved: we only know that some things do not come to our mind when we want them to.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche