The history of philosophy has known quite a few brilliant personalities whose thoughts still influence our lives, attitudes and worldviews. The German philosopher, composer and cultural critic Friedrich Nietzsche is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers. He is mostly known for the critique of religious morality, the idea of “death of God”, the human will to power and a detailed diagnosis of nihilism, to name a few. Below, you will find the most famous Friedrich Nietzsche quotes which can give answers to questions connected to love, life, religion, etc. Of course, reading quotes isn’t enough to get a better understanding of Nietzsche philosophy, but at least they can give you a needed push to learn and read more of his works.
Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
I obviously do everything to be “hard to understand” myself.
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.
A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes On Women
If you want to understand a women, be ready to get lost. Who if not a philosopher can make this task easier for you. Or on the contrary, the chances are you will be even more confused. Anyways, these Friedrich Nietzsche quotes on women are worth reading.
Woman was God’s second mistake.
Where there is neither love nor hatred in the game woman is a mediocre player.
Everything in woman is a riddle, and everything in woman hath one solution —it is called pregnancy. Man is for woman a means: the purpose is always the child. But what is woman for man? Two different things wanted the true man: danger and diversion. Therefore wanted he woman, as the most dangerous plaything. Man shall be trained for war, and woman for the recreation of the warrior: all else is folly. Too sweet fruits—these the warrior like not. Therefore like he woman;—bitter is even the sweetest woman. Better than man doth woman understand children, but man is more childish than woman. In the true man there is a child hidden: it wanted to play. Up then, ye women, and discover the child in man!
In revenge and in love woman is more barbarous than man.
A little woman pursuing her vengeance would force overtake even Fate itself.
Woman is so artistic.
Women are all skilful in exaggerating their weaknesses, indeed they are inventive in weaknesses, so as to seem quite fragile ornaments to which even a grain of dust does harm ; their existence is meant to bring home to man’s mind his coarseness, and to appeal to his conscience. They thus defend themselves against the strong and the “law of the jungle”.
It is “the slave” in the vain man’s blood, the remains of the slave’s craftiness – and how much of the “slave” is still left in woman, for instance!
I have I found all buyers cautious and astute. But even the most astute of them buys his wife while she is still wrapped.
Nietzsche Quotes About Love
Friedrich Niezsche has written many books explaining a lot of aspects of our life. Love is no exception. After reading the following Nietzsche quotes on love you might look at your relationships differently and more consciously.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
I love those who do not know how to live, except by going under, for they are those who cross over.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Philosopher Nietzsche Quotes
Are you interested in philosophy? Friedrich Nietzsche workas are full of wisdom even though they are hard to understand at first. Get familiar with his ideas starting with these philosopher Nietzsche quotes.
Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is a vice?
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
What we experience in dreams assuming that we experience it often belongs in the end just as much to the over-all economy of our soul as anything experienced “actually”: we are richer or poorer on account of it.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
The church is precisely that against which Jesus preached and against which he taught his disciples to fight.
Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Übermensch a rope over an abyss.
Judgments, judgments of value, concerning life, for it or against it, can, in the end, never be true: they have value only as symptoms, they are worthy of consideration only as symptoms; in themselves such judgments are stupidities. One must by all means stretch out one’s fingers and make the attempt to grasp this amazing finesse, that the value of life cannot be estimated.
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
Nietzsche Religion Quotes
Nietzsche’s views on religion were controversial. He didn’t reject religion as an institute, but he did think though that morality provided by religion, Christianity in particular, was the morality of slaves. If you are interested in this topic, we think that you might find the following Nietzsche religion quotes quite interesting.
Christianity is called the religion of pity. Pity stands opposed to the tonic emotions which heighten our vitality: it has a depressing effect. We are deprived of strength when we feel pity. That loss of strength which suffering as such inflicts on life is still further increased and multiplied by pity. Pity makes suffering contagious.
The principal bow stroke the ascetic priest allowed himself to cause the human soul to resound with wrenching and ecstatic music of every kind was executed—everyone knows this—by exploiting the feeling of guilt. (GM III, 20)
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
The word ‘Christianity’ is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
God is dead, and we have killed him, you and I!
Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men.
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