Friedrich Nietzsche

Best 30 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

"The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche (Germany, 1844) is known for being one of the most important philosophers on Earth. He was also a musician, poet and philologist. Nietzsche’s work has influenced the occidental culture and many other philosophers, among others.

To get to know a bit more of the mind of this philosopher, we have compiled these Friedrich Nietzsche quotes that will help you understand his complex mind.

1"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

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

3"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."

4“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

5"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings-always darker, emptier and simpler."

6“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”

7"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."

8“Rule? Press my type on others? Dreadful. Is not my happiness precisely the sight of many who are different? Problem.”

9"The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly."

10"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."

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

12"A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value."

13"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."

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

15"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."

16“Judgments, judgments of value, concerning life, for it or against it, can, in the end, never be true: they have value only as symptoms, they are worthy of consideration only as symptoms; in themselves such judgments are stupidities. One must by all means stretch out one’s fingers and make the attempt to grasp this amazing finesse, that the value of life cannot be estimated.“

17“Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”

18“There are no facts, only interpretations.”

19"No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

20“A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.”

21"In heaven, all the interesting people are missing."

22"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."

23"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."

24"In music the passions enjoy themselves."

25“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”

26"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truths than lies."

27“Art is the proper task of life.”

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

29“People are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings.”

30“A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.”