Nietzsche Quotes


Friedrich Nietzsche is a german philosopher who has always been considered as a borderline philosopher, alongside his peers, as opposed to PlatoKant or Descartes. In fact, Nietzsche’s philosophy rejects the entire philosophy before him.

Speaking in a poetic language, Nietzsche is probably one of the most difficult philosophers to read and embrace.

We will try later to clear his thoughts. Let’s start with some of his most striking thoughts and quotes :

Nietzsche about women, love and marriage:

– “Women may very well make friends with a man, but to maintain, there may need the assistance of a slight physical antipathy”

– “In revenge and in love woman is more barbarous”

– “Where they are involved neither love nor hate, the woman is a mediocre actress”

– “The cohabitation itself has been corrupted – by marriage”

– “What we do for love always takes place beyond good and evil”

– “Only love is barbarism, for it is to the detriment of all others. Was it the love of God”

– “In many loves, there is one who plays and one that is played; Cupid is primarily a small theater stage manager”

– “Woman is the second mistake of God”

– “If the spouses do not live together, good marriages are more frequent”

– “We do not base marriage on” love “is based on the instinct of the species on the instinct of ownership (women and children as property), the instinct of domination that ever organized in small family sovereignty ”

– “Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent”

Nietzsche, Superman and the Will to Power:

– “Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman, a rope over an abyss”

– “We do not like humanity”

– “I do not teach love of neighbor, but love from afar”

– “The greatness of man is that he is a bridge and not an end”

– “The man who can not find the path of his own ideal lives a frivolous life more and more brazen as the man without ideals”

– “Be thankful! – The great result that humanity has achieved so far is that we no longer need to live in constant fear of wild beasts, barbarians, gods and our dreams”

– “Become what you are

– “Life is, to me, instinct for growth, duration, accumulation of strength, power: where the will to power is lacking, there is decline ‘

– “Wherever I found the living, I found the will to power, and even the will of him who obeys, I found the will to be master. And life itself ‘m told this secret: “Look,” she said, I am that which must always overcome itself ”

– “Life is, to me, instinct for growth, duration, accumulation of strength, power: where the will to power is lacking, there is decline ‘

– “I tell you we must also bear a chaos in itself, to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you, you still carry a chaos inside you”

Nietzsche and God:

– “God is dead

– “What would it be to create if there were gods?”

– “God also has his hell: it is his love of mankind”

– “Indeed, faith has not yet been able to move real mountains, though it has been claimed by I do not remember who, but she can put mountains where there was none”

Nietzsche, the crowds and the herd instinct:

– “Be strong and deep sound. – He who knows deep strives to be clear: he who wants to seem profound to the crowd tries to be dark”

– “The maturity of man: it means finding the seriousness that one had to play as a child”

– “Do you have an easy life? Always stay near the herd, and forget yourself in it”

– “A gregarious animal, a being gentle, sickly, mediocre, the European of today!”

Nietzsche and the Truth:

– “There is an innocence in lying which is a sign of good faith”

– “We have art in order not to die for the truth”

– “This is not doubt that crazy: the certitude”

– “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering”

Nietzsche and Politics:

– “The State, the coldest of cold monsters”

Nietzsche, Art and aesthetics:

– “The music gives way to enjoy the passions of itself”

– “Without music, life would be a mistake”

– “This is not history, but art that expresses the real life”


Cite this article as: Tim, "Nietzsche Quotes, April 18, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, April 18, 2012,

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