Quotes by: Friedrich Nietzsche
What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.
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.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
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.
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
The word 'Christianity' is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't.
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.