Friedrich Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on knowledge and paradise

Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on enemies, freedom, and liberals

Liberal institutions straightway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established: once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Twilight of the Idols, 1888, Things the Germans Lack

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on lies

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The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on life and responsibility

Life always gets harder toward the summit - the cold increases, responsibility increases.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on love and modesty

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on heaven and people

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on devil

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Be careful in casting out your devil 'lest you cast out the best thing about you.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on belief, culture, hypocrisy, and plants

Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief one already has.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on curiosity, impatience, listening, patience, people, and thought

The patient. The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: - they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Wanderer and His Shadow, # 176.

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