101Kidz : Quotations : Friedrich Nietzsche


At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

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

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

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.

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Only sick music makes money today.

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness.
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.

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.

We are always in our own company.

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.