Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Friedrich Nietzsche quotes and Friedrich Nietzsche sayings, and Friedrich Nietzsche proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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."

"When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago"

"Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed"

"Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless."

"In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him."

"You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted."

"What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father."

"Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters."

"The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions."

"To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled — because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance."

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

"If one uses one’s intellect to become master over the unlimited emotions, it may produce a sorry and diversionary effect upon the intellect."

"One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too."

"The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest."

"Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?"

"When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one."

"No conqueror believes in chance."

"Not to he who is offensive to us are we most unfair but to he who does not concern us at all."

"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."

"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

"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."

"One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes."

"Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness."

"The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy."

"Battle not with monsters lest you become one."

"The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite."

"The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man."

"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."

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

"At times, our strengths propel us so far forward we can no longer endure our weaknesses and perish from them."

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