Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

15 Oct 1844 // 25 Aug 1900


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You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you
When one has not had a good father, one must create one
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
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one
What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind
What someone is, begins to be revealed when his talent abates, when he stops showing us what he can do
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated
To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."