Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
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Below are the first 20 of Friedrich Nietzsche's Quotes (out of 703 in total)

1.

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.


2.

He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is



3.

Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains . . . But it can put mountains where there are none.


4.

The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything -and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the ''productive'' man a yet higher species.


5.

When I think of women, it is their hair which first comes to my mind. The very idea of womanhood is a storm of hair. . . .


6.

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.


7.

The Christian faith from the beginning, is sacrifice: the sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of spirit; it is at the same time subjection, self-derision, and self-mutilation



8.

This life as you live it now and have lived it, you will have to live again and again, times without number, and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and all the unspeakably small and great in your life must return to you and everything in the same series and sequence -- and in the same way this spider and this moonlight among the trees, and this same way this moment and I myself. The eternal hour glass of existence will be turned again and again -- and you with it, you dust of dust!



9.

When one rows, it is not the rowing which moves the ship: rowing is only a magical ceremony by means of which one compels a demon to move the ship.


10.

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception



11.

The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.


12.

Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.


13.

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a ''new heaven'' first found the power thereto in his own hell.


14.

In order to acquire intellect one must need it. One loses it when it is no longer necessary.


15.

One person seeks a midwife for his thoughts; the other, someone he can assist. Here is the origin of a good conversation.


16.

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.


17.

Our shortcomings are the eyes with which we see the ideal



18.

Against war it may be said that it makes the victor stupid and the vanquished revengeful



19.

There is not enough love and goodness in the world for us to be permitted to give any of it away to imaginary things.


20.

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man

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