Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes


quotes by friedrich nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.

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

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.

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

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.