Pain does not count as an objection to life.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German


Pain does not count as an objection to life. Friedrich Nietzsche

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I have at all times written my writings with my whole heart and soul: I do not know what purely intellectual problems are.

The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.

When your heart overfloweth broad and full like the river, a blessing and a danger to the lowlanders: there is the origin of your virtue.

We have abolished the real world: what world is left? The apparent world perhaps? . . . But no! with the real world we have also abolished the apparent world.

Our loathing of dirt may be so great as to prevent our cleaning ourselves—"justifying" ourselves.

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: we only know that some things do not come to our mind when we want them to.

When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

He who possesseth little is so much the less possessed. Blessed be moderate poverty!

What makes life 'worth living'? - The awareness that there is something for which one is ready to risk one's life.

However powerfully pity affects us, it nevertheless saves us in a way from the primordial suffering of the world, just.

Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book – I call that viciousness!

The Circe of mankind, morality, has falsified all psychologica to its very foundations - has moralized it - to the point of the frightful absurdity that love is supposed to be 'unegoistic' . . . One has to be firmly set upon oneself, one has to stand bravely upon one's own two legs, otherwise, one can not love at all.

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

Not whence you come shall henceforth constitute your honor, but whither you are going. Your will and your foot which has a will to go over and beyond yourselves–that shall constitute your new honor.