Life is a journey so everyone is a tourist.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German


Life is a journey so everyone is a tourist. Friedrich Nietzsche

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The philosopher is lacking who interprets the deed and does not merely transpose it.

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.

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 auto-biography; 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.

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Men arbeidt nog, want arbeid is een vermaak. Maar men zorgt, dat het vermaak niet aangrijpt. Men wordt niet meer arm en rijk: beide zijn te bezwaarlijk. Wie wil nog regeren? Wie gehoorzamen? Beide zijn te bezwaarlijk. Geen herder en ene kudde! Ieder wil hetzelfde, ieder is gelijk: wie anders voelt, gaat vrijwillig in het gekkenhuis.

Our duties - are the rights of others over us.

Excelsior! You will never again pray, never again repose in limitless trust - you deny it to yourself to remain halted before an ultimate wisdom, ultimate good, ultimate power, and there unharness your thoughts.

And if something great fails you, does that mean you yourselves are—failures? And if you yourselves are failures, does that mean—the human being is a failure? But if the human being is a failure: well then! come now!

A degree of culture, and assuredly a very high one, is attained when man rises above superstitions and religious notions and fears, and, for instance, no longer believes in guardian angels or in original sin, and has also ceased to talk of the salvation of his soul.

It is all in vain; the torture of the unfulfilled law cannot be overcome.

None of the people have any real interest in a science, who only begin to be enthusiastic about it when they themselves have made discoveries in it.

Sometimes it is harder to accede to a thing than it is to see its truth.

What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.

Along the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost every vocation is chosen and entered upon as a means to a purpose but is ultimately continued as a final purpose in itself. Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent stupidity in which we indulge ourselves.