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Best 100 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes on Music, Art, Love, Truth, Friendship

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

1. Human, all too human. – Friedrich Nietzsche

2. Woman was God’s second mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche

3. Art is the proper task of life. – Friedrich Nietzsche

4. Only sick music makes money today. – Friedrich Nietzsche

5. Love is not consolation. It is light. – Friedrich Nietzsche

6. Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche

7. In music the passions enjoy themselves. – Friedrich Nietzsche

8. There are no facts, only interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche

9. Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. – Friedrich Nietzsche

10. We have art in order not to die of the truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

11. Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is. – Friedrich Nietzsche

12. What is evil?-Whatever springs from weakness. – Friedrich Nietzsche

13. An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris. – Friedrich Nietzsche

14. In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. – Friedrich Nietzsche

15. I love those who do not know how to live for today. – Friedrich Nietzsche

16. In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. – Friedrich Nietzsche

17. Men submit from habit to everything that seeks power. – Friedrich Nietzsche

18. There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil. – Friedrich Nietzsche

19. I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance. – Friedrich Nietzsche

20. Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. – Friedrich Nietzsche

21. Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. – Friedrich Nietzsche

22. In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man. – Friedrich Nietzsche

23. There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. – Friedrich Nietzsche

24. He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either. – Friedrich Nietzsche

25. Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. – Friedrich Nietzsche

26. Is man one of God’s blunders? Or is God one of man’s blunders? – Friedrich Nietzsche

27. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

28. Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. – Friedrich Nietzsche

29. I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. – Friedrich Nietzsche

30. In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross. – Friedrich Nietzsche

31. A nation that still believes in itself holds fast to its own god. – Friedrich Nietzsche

32. Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man? – Friedrich Nietzsche

33. What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil. – Friedrich Nietzsche

34. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. – Friedrich Nietzsche

35. Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured? – Friedrich Nietzsche

36. The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. – Friedrich Nietzsche

37. No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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38. How good music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy. – Friedrich Nietzsche

39. Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob. – Friedrich Nietzsche

40. We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. – Friedrich Nietzsche

41. The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. – Friedrich Nietzsche

42. Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler. – Friedrich Nietzsche

43. A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. – Friedrich Nietzsche

44. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche

45. One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. – Friedrich Nietzsche

46. Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood. – Friedrich Nietzsche

47. We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. – Friedrich Nietzsche

48. I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. – Friedrich Nietzsche

49. After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. – Friedrich Nietzsche

50. Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs. – Friedrich Nietzsche

51. If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. – Friedrich Nietzsche

52. Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. – Friedrich Nietzsche

53. Just look at the faces of the great Christians! They are the faces of great haters. – Friedrich Nietzsche

54. Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence. – Friedrich Nietzsche

55. A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation. – Friedrich Nietzsche

56. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. – Friedrich Nietzsche

57. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. – Friedrich Nietzsche

58. Jesus died too soon. If he had lived to my age he would have repudiated his doctrine. – Friedrich Nietzsche

59. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. – Friedrich Nietzsche

60. There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He. – Friedrich Nietzsche

61. Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those “truths” we once believed. – Friedrich Nietzsche

62. The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad. – Friedrich Nietzsche

63. Be generous in nature and thought; for this wins respect and gives confidence and power. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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64. Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power. – Friedrich Nietzsche

65. In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. – Friedrich Nietzsche

66. Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule. – Friedrich Nietzsche

67. This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. – Friedrich Nietzsche

68. Everything good is the transmutation of something evil: every god has a devil for a father. – Friedrich Nietzsche

69. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. – Friedrich Nietzsche

70. Away from God and gods did this will lure me: what would there be to create if gods existed? – Friedrich Nietzsche

71. Without music, life would be a mistake… I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance. – Friedrich Nietzsche

72. Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it. – Friedrich Nietzsche

73. A man’s maturity: that is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play. – Friedrich Nietzsche

74. Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. – Friedrich Nietzsche

75. And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

77. Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it. – Friedrich Nietzsche

78. There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings. – Friedrich Nietzsche

79. The great epochs of our life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us. – Friedrich Nietzsche

80. The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it. – Friedrich Nietzsche

81. Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances. – Friedrich Nietzsche

82. …throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive. – Friedrich Nietzsche

83. In every ascetic morality man worships a part of himself as God and for that he needs to diabolize the other part. – Friedrich Nietzsche

84. Do not paint a picture either of God or the devil on your walls: this will ruin both your walls and the atmosphere. – Friedrich Nietzsche

85. The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else! – Friedrich Nietzsche

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86. I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. – Friedrich Nietzsche

87. It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. – Friedrich Nietzsche

88. Around the hero everything turns into a tragedy, around the demigod, a satyr-play, and around God–what? perhaps a “world”? – Friedrich Nietzsche

89. All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

90. Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. – Friedrich Nietzsche

91. If you have an enemy, do not requite him evil with good, for that would put him to shame. Rather prove that he did you some good. – Friedrich Nietzsche

92. What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives acts and experiences otherwise than we do? – Friedrich Nietzsche

93. Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god? – Friedrich Nietzsche

94. Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology. – Friedrich Nietzsche

95. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. – Friedrich Nietzsche

96. That God became man indicates only this: that man should not seek his salvation in eternity, but rather establish his heaven on earth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

97. There is one thing one has to have either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge…. – Friedrich Nietzsche

98. God is dead, but considering the state the species man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown. – Friedrich Nietzsche

99. In short, then, the religious cult is based upon the representations of sorcery between man and man, and the sorcerer is older than the priest. – Friedrich Nietzsche

100. A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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