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German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900
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Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed where there is a lack of will, for the will, as emotion of command, is the distinguishing characteristic of sovereignty and power. That is to say, the less a person knows how to command, the more urgent is his desire for one who commands, who commands sternly - a God, a prince, a caste, a physician, a confessor, a dogma, a party consciene. From whence perhaps it could be inferred that the two world religions, Buddhism and Christianity, might well have had the cause of their rise, and especially of their rapid extension, in an extraordinary malady of the will.
Belief means not wanting to know what is true
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
Better know nothing than half-know many things
Better living through chemistry
Blessed are the forgetful; for they get the better even of their blunders
Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs about them.
But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
But in the end one also has to understand that the needs that religion has satisfied and philosophy is now supposed to satisfy are not immutable; they can be weakened and exterminated. Consider, for example, that Christian distress of mind that comes from sighing over ones inner depravity and care for ones salvation -- all concepts originating in nothing but errors of reason and deserving, not satisfaction, but obliteration.
But we do as we have always done: we take whatever is cast into us down into our depths -- for we are deep, we do not forget -- and once more grow clear. . . .
Called a star's orbit to pursue,
What is the darkness, star, to you?
Can an ass be tragic? To perish under a burden one can neither bear nor throw off? The case of the philosopher.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Christianity gave Eros poison to drink: he did not die of it but degenerated - into vice
Christianity makes suffering contagious
Compassion for the friend should conceal itself under a hard shell
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies
Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
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