Art is mightier than knowledge, for it wants life, and knowledge attains as its ultimate end only—annihilation.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German

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He who fights monsters might take care, lest he thereby become a monster.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

The men with whom we live resemble a field of ruins of the most precious sculptural designs where everything shouts at us: come, help, perfect ... we yearn immeasurably to become whole.

One thing a man must have: either a naturally light disposition or a disposition lightened by art and knowledge.

Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.

You look upward when you long for elevation. And I look down because I am elevated.

It is a pity that there was no Dostoevsky living near this most interesting decadent [Jesus], I mean someone with an eye for the distinctive charm that this sort of mixture of sublimity, sickness, and childishness has to offer.

I would fain do something to make the idea of life to us to be more than friends in the sense of that sublime possibility.

The power of gradually losing all feeling of strangeness or astonishment, and finally being pleased at anything, is called the historical sense or historical culture.

Either one does not dream, or one does so interestingly. One should learn to spend one's waking life in the same way: not at all, or interestingly.

No victor believes in chance.

The Germans invented gunpowder—all credit to them! but they again made things square—they invented printing.

I am a disciple of the philosopher Dionysus, and I would prefer to be even a satyr than a saint.