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#1. In solitude there grows what anyone brings into it, the inner beast too. Therefore solitude is inadvisable to many. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#2. In the true man there is a child concealed who wants to play. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#3. Those who are slow to know suppose that slowness is the essence of knowledge. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#4. The people we have employed in an undertaking that has turned out badly should be doubly rewarded. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#5. We would not let ourselves be burned to death for our opinions: we are not sure enough of them for that. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#6. One should only question gods where none but gods can reply. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#7. It is the powerful who know how to honour, it is their art, their domain for invention. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#8. He who is not a bird should not build his nest over abysses. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#9. The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one's level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#10. One must need spirit toacquire spirit; one loses it when one no
longer needs it. Whoever has strength dispenses with the spirit. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#11. Only sick music makes money today. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#12. Dare only to believe in yourselves- in yourselves and in your inward parts! He who does not believe in himself always lies. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#13. The charm of the Platonic mode of thought ... consisted precisely in the resistance to the obvious evidence of the senses. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#14. Smooth iceis paradisefor those who dance with expertise. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#15. It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#16. How good music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#17. We criticize a man or a book most sharply when we sketch out their ideal. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#18. A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#19. So LEARN to laugh beyond yourselves! Lift up your hearts, ye good dancers, high! higher! And do not forget the good laughter! - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#20. Whoever gives advice to a sick person acquires a feeling of superiority over him, whether the advice be accepted or rejected. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#21. All good things were formerly bad things; every original sin has turned into an original virtue. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#22. The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#23. What knows he of love who has not been obliged to despise just what he loved - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#24. We deceive ourselves when giving respect to the person for whom we have surrendered ourselves, when we respectively expect them to be as we would wish them to be. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#25. Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#26. Life is a dark chain of events. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#27. Valuating is itself the value and jewel of all valued things. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#28. 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 - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#29. O Solitude! You are my home, Solitude! - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#30. Whatever a theologian regards as true must be false: there you have almost a criterion of truth. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#31. Epicurus had rage and envy of Plato's superior style. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#32. He who cannot find the way to HIS ideal, lives more frivolously and shamelessly than the man without an ideal. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#33. Everything good is instinct
and, as a result, easy, necessary, free. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#34. The disappointed one speaks. I searched for great human beings; I always found only the apes of their ideals. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#35. You highest men whom I have ever seen! This is my suspicion about you and my secret laughter: I guess that you would call my superman
a devil! - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#36. He who recites dramatic works makes discoveries about his own character. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#37. He who has always spared himself much will in the end become sickly of so much consideration. Praised be what hardens! - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#38. Enjoying praise is in some people merely a civility of the heart
and just the opposite of a vanity of the spirit. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#39. A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away by all the centuries, although it serves as food for every epoch. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#40. Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#41. Life consists of rare, isolated moments of the greatest significance, and of innumerable many intervals, during which at best the silhouettes of those moments hover about us. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#42. You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#43. Dostoevsky,the only psychologist from whom I've anything to learn. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#44. Improvements are invented only by those who can feel that something is not good. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#45. Why might not the world WHICH CONCERNS US - be a fiction? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#46. Lust is only a sweet poison for the weakling, but for those who will with a lion's heart it is the reverently reserved wine of wines. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#47. If we have our own why of life, we shall get along with almost any how. Man does not strive for pleasure; only the Englishman does. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#48. Even cohabitation has been corrupted - by marriage. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#49. Somebody said: About two persons I have never reflected very thoroughly: that is the testimony of my love for them. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#50. I will believe in the Redeemer when the Christians look a little more redeemed. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#51. Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 153 - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#52. Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#53. The earth', he said, 'has a skin; and this skin has diseases. One of these diseases is called, for example, "humanity". - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#54. Envy and jealousy are the private parts of the human soul. Perhaps the comparison can be extended. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#55. The visible action is not the self-manifestation of the inward life, but only a weak and crude attempt of a single thread to make a show of representing the whole. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#56. The surest way of ruining a youth is to teach him to respect those who think as he does more highly than those who think differently from him. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#57. A philosophical mythology lies concealed in language, which breaks out again at every moment, no matter how cautious we may be. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#58. To become wise you have to want to experience certain experiences, and so to run into their open jaws. This is very dangerous, tobe sure; many a "wise man" has been eaten up in doing so. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#59. All names of good and evil are images; they do not speak out, they only hint. He is a fool who seeks knowledge from them. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#60. One unconsciously takes it for granted that doer and sufferer think and feel alike, and according to this supposition we measure the guilt of the one by the pain of the other. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#61. One who dresses in rags that have been washed clean dresses cleanly to be sure, but raggedly nonetheless. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#62. I hate you most because you attract, but are not strong enough to pull me to you. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#63. Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#64. A Spendthrift.-He has not yet the poverty of the rich man who has counted all his treasure,-he squanders his spirit with the irrationalness of the spendthrift Nature. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#65. It is terrible to die of thirst in the ocean. Do you have to salt your truth so heavily that it does not even-quench thirst any more? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#66. One no longer becometh poor or rich; both are too burdensome. Who still wanteth to rule? Who still wanteth to obey? Both are too burdensome. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#67. Are you genuine? or just a play-actor? A representative? it the actual thing represented?-Ultimately you are even just an imitation play-actor ... Second question for the conscience. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#68. The person who fights monsters should make sure that in the process, he does not become a monster himself. Because when you stare down at an abyss, the abyss stares back at you. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#69. Our faith in others betrays that we would rather have faith in ourselves. Our longing for a friend is our betrayer. And often with our love we want merely to overcome envy. And often we attack and make ourselves enemies, to conceal that we are vulnerable. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#70. [Heraclitus had] the highest form of pride [stemming] from a certainty of belief in the truth as grasped by himself alone. He brings this form, by its excessive development, into a sublime pathos by involuntary identification of himself with his truth. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#71. The Greeks are interesting and extremely important because they reared such a vast number of great individuals. How was this possible? This question is one which ought to be studied - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#72. How can anyone become a thinker unless he spends at least a third of every day away from passions, people, and books? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#73. The man who meets with a failure attributes this failure rather to the ill will of another than to fate. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#74. I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#75. We have to be careful that in throwing out the devil, we don't throw out the best part of ourselves. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#76. Sensuality often makes love grow too quickly, so that the root remains weak and is easy to pull out. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#77. Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#78. One must cease letting oneself be eaten when one tastes best: that is known to those who want to be loved long. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#79. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#80. What is the truth, but a lie agreed upon. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#81. One puts to one's lips what drives one faster into the abyss. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#82. A man who wills commands something within himself that renders obedience, or that he believes renders obedience. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#83. So far there has been no philosopher in whose hands philosophy has not grown into an apology for knowledge; on this point, at least, every one is an optimist, that the greatest usefulness must be ascribed to knowledge. They are all tyrannized over by logic, and this is optimism in its essence. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#84. The earth has become small, and on it hops the last man, who makes everything small. His race can no more be exterminated than the flea can be. The last man lives the longest. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#85. A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#86. At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#87. And if a man goes through fire for his doctrine - what does that prove? Verily, it is more if your own doctrine comes out of your own fire. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#88. Scholarship has the same relationship to wisdom as righteousness has to holiness: it is cold and dry, it is loveless and knows nodeep feelings of inadequacy or longing. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#89. Whenever the strength of a belief strongly steps into the foreground, we must infer a certain weakness of demonstrability and the improbability of that belief. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#90. They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#91. If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#92. They all want to get to the throne: this is their madness - as if happiness were sitting on the throne! Often it is mud that sits on the throne - and often the throne also sits on mud. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#93. Do you love tragedies and everything that breaks the heart? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#94. From people who merely pray we must become people who bless. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#95. Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes
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#96. The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought , for one would thereby dispense with man himself. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#97. Granted that we want the truth: WHY NOT RATHER untruth? And uncertainty? Even ignorance? The problem of the value of truth presented itself before us - or was it we who presented ourselves before the problem? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#98. What good is a book that does not even transport us beyond all books? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#99. He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#100. Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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