Sometimes just a stronger pair of glasses will cure an amorous man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German

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Solitude has seven skins; nothing gets through any more.

Being nationalistic in the sense in which it is now demanded by public opinion would, it seems to me, be for us who are more spiritual not mere insipidity but dishonesty, a deliberate deadening of our better will and conscience.

Zarathustra saw many lands and many peoples: thus he discovered the good and evil of many peoples. No greater power did Zarathustra find on earth than good and evil.

We are, all of us, growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption, but how near or distant that is, nobody knows- not even God.

The poison by which the weaker nature is destroyed is strengthening to the strong individual-and he does not call it poison.

One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art.

Wherever authority is still part of accepted usage and one does not ‘give reasons' but commands, the dialectician is a kind of buffoon: he is laughed at, he is not taken seriously. – Socrates was the buffoon who got himself taken seriously: what was really happening when that happened?

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.

What really arouses indignation against suffering is not suffering as such but the senselessness of suffering...

Egoism is the law of perspective applied to feelings: what is closest appears large and weighty, and as one moves farther away size and weight decrease.

Granted that we want the truth: WHY NOT RATHER untruth? And uncertainty? Even ignorance? The problem of the value of truth presented itself before us—or was it we who presented ourselves before the problem?

You may lie with your mouth, but with the mouth you make as you do so you none the less tell the truth.

There are feelings which want to kill the lonely; and if they do not succeed, well, then they themselves must die. But are you capable of this—to be a murderer?

The daring venture, the prolonged distrust, the cruel Nay, the tedium, the cutting-into-the-quick—how seldom do THESE come together! Out of such seed, however—is truth produced!