Here is a collection of interesting quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher, composer, poet and author.
What were Nietzsche’s main beliefs?
Some of Nietzsche’s main beliefs were that the concept of God is dead and the theory of going beyond ‘good and evil’.
His famous quote “God is dead” meant that Nietzsche believed religion was no longer (or should no longer be) an influence in people’s lives. He also believed that we should create our own values, not rely on religion to guide us.
Whilst undoubtedly controversial, his writings have influenced many over the years. For the purposes of this website, we focus on inspiring and positive words and quotes, which we can definitely find in Nietzsche’s words and quotes.
Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes About Life
He who has a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. 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
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
Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago. Friedrich Nietzsche
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no facts, only interpretations. Friedrich Nietzsche
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. Friedrich Nietzsche
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. Friedrich Nietzsche
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. Friedrich Nietzsche
There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe. Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders. Friedrich Nietzsche
I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. Friedrich Nietzsche
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge. Friedrich Nietzsche
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche
When one has not had a good father, one must create one. Friedrich Nietzsche
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. Friedrich Nietzsche
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. Friedrich Nietzsche
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. Friedrich Nietzsche
The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes on Love
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. Friedrich Nietzsche
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. Friedrich Nietzsche
Funny Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. Friedrich Nietzsche
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them! Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. Friedrich Nietzsche
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. Friedrich Nietzsche
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’. Friedrich Nietzsche
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche
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