Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
15 October 1844
Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia
25 August 1900 (aged 55)
Philosopher, poet, composer
Suffering and taking sin upon himself might have been right for that preacher of small people. But I rejoice in great sin as my great solace.
In Solace Quotes
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
In Disposition Quotes
You become smaller and smaller, you small people! You are fading away, you lovers of the easy life! You are being destroyed . . . your soil is too protective, too yielding.
In Yielding Quotes
Moderation sees itself as beautiful; it is unaware that in the eye of the immoderate it appears black and sober and consequently ugly-looking
In Moderation Quotes
To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.
In Calmness Quotes
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
In Wish Quotes
The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity - and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.
In Prospect Quotes
Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed where there is a lack of will, for the will, as emotion of command, is the distinguishing characteristic of sovereignty and power. That is to say, the less a person knows how to command, the more urgent is his desire for one who commands, who commands sternly - a God, a prince, a caste, a physician, a confessor, a dogma, a party consciene. From whence perhaps it could be inferred that the two world religions, Buddhism and Christianity, might well have had the cause of their rise, and especially of their rapid extension, in an extraordinary malady of the will.
In Belief Quotes
As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemies—but why? Because they are the most impotent. It is because of their impotence that in them hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred. The truly great haters in world history have always been priests; likewise the most ingenious haters: other kinds of spirit hardly come into consideration when compared with the spirit of priestly vengefulness.
In Hatred Quotes
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