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Friedrich Nietzsche :
A bridge and not a goal
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
Ceasing to be mind
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Cure of love
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Everything else is transitory
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Except in Paris
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
When the gratitude of many to one throws away all shame, we behold fame.
For art to exist
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
It prolongs the torments of man
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
It raises its head
Art raises its head where creeds relax.
Man alone who laughs
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Not necessity, not desire
Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
Respect the enemy in our friend
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
Something to pardon
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
Success and failure
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.
Washing my hands
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
What makes us stronger
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.