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  That which does not kill us makes us stronger.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Only sick music makes money today.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All truth is crooked, time itself is a circle.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The thought of suicide is a powerful solace: by means of it one gets through many a bad night  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Hold a true friend with both your hands.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen. Few in pursuit of the goal.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One ought to hold on to one's heart. For if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

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

  Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In heaven all the interesting people are missing.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I am not upset that you lied to me, I am upset that from now on I cant believe you.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Man...cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Sometimes people dont want to hear the truth because they dont want their illusions destroyed.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The strongest have their moments of fatigue  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  He who thinks a great deal is not suited to be a party man: he thinks his way through the party and out the other side too soon.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  We often contradict an opinion for no other reason than that we do not like the tone in which it is expressed.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Without music, life would be a mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Two great European narcotics: alcohol and Christianity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Man is the cruelest animal.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him 'better.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Plato was a bore.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Ah, women! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a whole book - what everyone else does not say in a whole book.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

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

  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
  

  When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What does your conscience say? - 'You should become the person you are.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Every tradition grows ever more venerable - the more remote its origin, the more confused that origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. The tradition finally becomes holy and inspires awe.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There is nothing very odd about lambs disliking birds of prey, but this is no reason for holding it against large birds of prey that they carry off lambs. And when the lambs whisper among themselves, 'These birds of prey are evil, and does this not give us a right to say that whatever is the opposite of a bird of prey must be good?' There is nothing intrinsically wrong with such an argument - though the birds of prey will look somewhat quizzically and say, 'We have nothing against these good lambs; in fact, we love them; nothing tastes better than a tender lamb.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Remorse. Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I love him who seeks to create over and beyond himself and thus perishes.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way - not at all or in an interesting manner.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

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

  The man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is not enough to prove something, one has also to seduce or elevate people to it. That is why the man of knowledge should learn how to speak his wisdom: and often in such a way that it sounds like folly.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more.' Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

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

  Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The doer alone learneth.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Morality is herd instinct in the individual.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  If you have hitherto believed that life was one of the highest value and now see yourselves disappointed, do you at once have to reduce it to the lowest possible price?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Many a man fails to become a thinker only because his memory is too good.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Only idiots fail to contradict themselves three times a day.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is not the struggle of opinions that has made history so violent, but rather the struggle of belief in opinions, that is, the struggle of convictions.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One must pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Against boredom even gods struggle in vain.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Invisible threads are the strongest ties.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  With all great deceivers there is a noteworthy occurence to which they owe their power. In the actual act of deception they are overcome by belief in themselves: it is this which then speaks so miraculously and compellingly to those around them.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Our innermost being, our common foundation, experiences dreams with profound pleasure and joyful necessity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Everything is the same, nothing is worthwhile, the world is senseless, knowledge strangles.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  That which does not kill us makes us stronger.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Only sick music makes money today.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All truth is crooked, time itself is a circle.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The thought of suicide is a powerful solace: by means of it one gets through many a bad night  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Hold a true friend with both your hands.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen. Few in pursuit of the goal.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One ought to hold on to one's heart. For if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

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

  Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In heaven all the interesting people are missing.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I am not upset that you lied to me, I am upset that from now on I cant believe you.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Man...cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Sometimes people dont want to hear the truth because they dont want their illusions destroyed.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The strongest have their moments of fatigue  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  He who thinks a great deal is not suited to be a party man: he thinks his way through the party and out the other side too soon.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  We often contradict an opinion for no other reason than that we do not like the tone in which it is expressed.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Without music, life would be a mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Two great European narcotics: alcohol and Christianity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Man is the cruelest animal.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him 'better.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Plato was a bore.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Ah, women! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a whole book - what everyone else does not say in a whole book.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

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

  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
  

  When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What does your conscience say? - 'You should become the person you are.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Every tradition grows ever more venerable - the more remote its origin, the more confused that origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. The tradition finally becomes holy and inspires awe.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There is nothing very odd about lambs disliking birds of prey, but this is no reason for holding it against large birds of prey that they carry off lambs. And when the lambs whisper among themselves, 'These birds of prey are evil, and does this not give us a right to say that whatever is the opposite of a bird of prey must be good?' There is nothing intrinsically wrong with such an argument - though the birds of prey will look somewhat quizzically and say, 'We have nothing against these good lambs; in fact, we love them; nothing tastes better than a tender lamb.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Remorse. Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I love him who seeks to create over and beyond himself and thus perishes.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way - not at all or in an interesting manner.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

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

  The man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is not enough to prove something, one has also to seduce or elevate people to it. That is why the man of knowledge should learn how to speak his wisdom: and often in such a way that it sounds like folly.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more.' Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

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

  Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The doer alone learneth.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Morality is herd instinct in the individual.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  If you have hitherto believed that life was one of the highest value and now see yourselves disappointed, do you at once have to reduce it to the lowest possible price?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Many a man fails to become a thinker only because his memory is too good.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Only idiots fail to contradict themselves three times a day.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is not the struggle of opinions that has made history so violent, but rather the struggle of belief in opinions, that is, the struggle of convictions.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One must pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Against boredom even gods struggle in vain.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Invisible threads are the strongest ties.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  With all great deceivers there is a noteworthy occurence to which they owe their power. In the actual act of deception they are overcome by belief in themselves: it is this which then speaks so miraculously and compellingly to those around them.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Our innermost being, our common foundation, experiences dreams with profound pleasure and joyful necessity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Everything is the same, nothing is worthwhile, the world is senseless, knowledge strangles.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Without music, life would be a mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way - not at all or in an interesting manner.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Hold a true friend with both your hands.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What does your conscience say? - 'You should become the person you are.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer believe you.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  Ah, women! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a whole book - what everyone else does not say in a whole book.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him 'better.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Two great European narcotics: alcohol and Christianity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One must pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Without music, life would be a mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Without music, life would be a mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Only sick music makes money today.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

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

  One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Remorse. Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  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
  

  Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The will to truth! That will which is yet to seduce us into many a venture, that famous truthfulness of which all philosophers up to this time have spoken reverently - think what questions this will to truth has posed for us! What strange, wicked, questionable question!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The future influences the present just as much as the past.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche