Type: German philosopher, Cultural critic, Poet
Born: 15 October 1844, Röcken (near Lützen
Died: 25 August 1900 (aged 55), Weimar, Saxony%2
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) is a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.
The life of the enemy . Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive.
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.
All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.
one does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood.
Against the censurers of brevity. - Something said briefly can be the fruit of much long thought: but the reader who is a novice in this field, and has as yet reflected on it not at all, sees in everything said briefly something embryonic, not without censuring the author for having served him up such immature and unripened fare.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.