Friedrich Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on gods, laughter, and nietzche

294. THE OLYMPIAN VICE.--Despite the philosopher who, as a genuine Englishman, tried to bring laughter into bad repute in all thinking minds--"Laughing is a bad infirmity of human nature, which every thinking mind will strive to overcome" (Hobbes),--I would even allow myself to rank philosophers according to the quality of their laughing--up to those who are capable of GOLDEN laughter. And supposing that Gods also philosophize, which I am strongly inclined to believe, owing to many reasons--I have no doubt that they also know how to laugh thereby in an overman-like and new fashion--and at the expense of all serious things! Gods are fond of ridicule: it seems that they cannot refrain from laughter even in holy matters.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Vintage)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on subjectivity, no-self, and anatta

The 'subject' is not something given, it is something added and invented and projected behind what there is.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Will to Power (Vintage)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on perception

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on emotion and wit

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Blessed are the forgetful: for they shall have done with their stupidities too.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Beyond Good and Evil , Part VII

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Blessed are the forgetful: for they shall have done with their stupidities too.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, Part VII

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on future, seeking, adventure, and potential

I am driven out of fatherlands and motherlands. Thus I now love only my children's land, yet undiscovered, in the farthest sea; for this I bid my sails search and search.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library), Pages: 121

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on zarathustra

one must be a sea, to receive a polluted river and not be defiled

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: zarathustra

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"When self control is lacking in small things, the ability to apply it to matters of importance withers away. Every day in which one does not at least deny himself some trifle is badly spent and a threat to the day following.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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