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  Quotes of Nietzsche [53]


  1. Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion.
  2. Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.
  3. A person is far more likely to appear to have sound character because he persistently follows his temperament than because he persistently follows his principles.
  4. Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
  5. While dreams are the individual man's play with reality, the sculptor's art is - in a broader sense - the play with dreams.
  6. There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge.
  7. Insects sting, not from malice, but because they want to live. It is the same with critics - they desire our blood, not our pain.
  8. I desire that your conjectures should not reach beyond your creative will. Could you create a God? Then do not speak to me of any Gods.
  9. A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of Creation.
  10. Against boredom even the gods contend in vain.
  11. When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
  12. When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
  13. You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
  14. The author should shut his mouth when his work begins to speak.
  15. Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
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