Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

German philosopher, essayist, and cultural critic

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

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great minds are skeptical.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The real question is: How much truth can I stand?
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Call me whatever you like; I am who I must be.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary. He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else’s.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
– Friedrich Nietzsche

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

He has drawn back, only in order to have enough room for his leap.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The secret of the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously!
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Live so that thou mayest desire to live again – that is thy duty – for in any case thou wilt live again!
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The vanity of others is only counter to our taste when it is counter to our vanity.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake… I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The word “Christianity” is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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