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“In music the passions enjoy themselves.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
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“I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things:—then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love from henceforth!”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“As soon as a religion comes to dominate it has as its opponents all those who would have been its first disciples. ”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
“He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.
كن حريصاً وانت تصارع الوحوش حتى لاتصبح واحداً منهم”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Consider the cattle, grazing as they pass you by. They do not know what is meant by yesterday or today, they leap about, eat, rest, digest, leap about again, and so from morn till night and from day to day, fettered to the moment and its pleasure or displeasure, and thus neither melancholy nor bored. [...] A human being may well ask an animal: 'Why do you not speak to me of your happiness but only stand and gaze at me?' The animal would like to answer, and say, 'The reason is I always forget what I was going to say' - but then he forgot this answer too, and stayed silent.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations
“They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Blessed are the sleepy ones: for they shall soon fall off.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
“Whoever thought that he had understood something of me had merely construed something out of me, after his own image.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“no one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Memory says, 'I did that.' Pride replies, 'I could not have done that.' Eventually, memory yields.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Belief means not wanting to know what is true.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions — they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Because we have for millenia made moral, aesthetic, religious demands on the world, looked upon it with blind desire, passion or fear, and abandoned ourselves to the bad habits of illogical thinking, this world has gradually become so marvelously variegated, frightful, meaningful, soulful, it has acquired color - but we have been the colorists: it is the human intellect that has made appearances appear and transported its erroneous basic conceptions into things.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer
“Those you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“I love the great despisers because they are the great adorers...”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“In the end things must be as they are and have always been--the great things remain for the great, the abysses for the profound, the delicacies and thrills for the refined, and, to sum up shortly, everything rare for the rare.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
tags: life
“The real world is much smaller than the imaginary”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
“This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment. ”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe in 15 Einzelbänden
“The more abstract the truth you wish to teach, the more you need to seduce the senses to it.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“The text has disappeared under the interpretation.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
“How much truth can a spirit bear, how much truth can a spirit dare? ... that became for me more and more the real measure of value.”
Friedrich Nietzsche


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