Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche


In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
– Friedrich Nietzsche