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Quotations by author » Friedrich Nietzsche
German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900
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A married philosopher belongs to comedy.
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A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us
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A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
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A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play
Maturity
A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
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A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
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A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
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A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us
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A very popular error -- having the courage of one's convictions; Rather, it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one's convictions.
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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
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A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Men and Women
About sacrifice and the offering of sacrifices, sacrificial animals think quite differently from those who look on: but they have never been allowed to have their say.
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Actual philosophers... are commanders and law-givers: they say ''thus it shall be!'', it is they who determine the Wherefore and Whither of mankind, and they possess for this task the preliminary work of all the philosophical laborers, of all those who have subdued the past / they reach for the future with creative hand, and everything that is or has been becomes for them a means, an instrument, a hammer. Their ''knowing'' is creating, their creating is a law giving, their will to truth is / will to power. Are their such philosophers today? Have there been such philosophers? Must there not be such philosophers?
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After all, what would be "beautiful" if the contradiction had not first become conscious of itself, if the ugly had not first said to itself: "I am ugly"?
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After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands
Atheism
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.
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Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
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Ah, there are so many things betwixt heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed!
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Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
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All good things were at one time bad things; every original sin has developed into an original virtue.
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