Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
The great epochs of our life are the occasions when we gain the courage to rebaptize our evil qualities as our best qualities.
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