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Favorite Quotations of
Friedrich Nietzsche
 
 
To educate educators!
But the first ones must educate themselves!
And for these I write.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Notes (1875); (VII, 215) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 50, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.
To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Notes (1875); (VII, 216) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 50, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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The only happiness lies in reason;
all the rest of the world is dismal.
The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist . . .
 
Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking:
all the rest of the world is slow, gradual, and stupid.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Notes (1875); (VII, 211 f.) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 50, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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What is strong wins: that is the universal law.
If only it were not so often precisely what is stupid and evil!

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Notes (1873); (VI, 334 f.) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 39, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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. . . Faith does not offer the least support for a proof of objective truth.
Here the ways of men part:
if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure,
then believe;
if you wish to be a devotee of truth,
then inquire . . .

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Letter to His Sister (Bonn, 1865) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 30, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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. . . The errors of great men are venerable
because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men . . .

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Fragment of a Critique of Schopenhauer (1867) (I, 393, Musarion edition) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 30, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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"Behold, I am weary of my wisdom,
like a bee that has gathered too much honey;
I need hands outstretched to receive it."

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Thus Spoke Zarathustra: First Part; Zarathustra's Prologue (1883) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 122, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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"They have something of which they are proud.
What do they call that which makes them proud?
Education they call it; it distinguishes them from goatherds."

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
[ Thus Spoke Zarathustra: First Part; Zarathustra's Prologue (5) (1883) ]
translated by Walter Kaufmann.
(The Portable Nietzsche, p. 128, The Viking Portable Library.)
 
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"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
 
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"I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time."
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
 
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"In Christianity neither morality nor religion
come into contact with reality at any point."

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
 

 

 

 

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