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Friedrich Nietzsche quotes

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

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

Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.

It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.

The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.

There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.

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.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

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.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.