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Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will
always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of
intelligence.
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Two great European narcotics: alcohol and Christianity.
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The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
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Man is the cruelest animal.
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The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase
of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that
punishment tames man, but does not make him "better."
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Plato was a bore.
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Ah, women! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
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Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
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After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
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I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.
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In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God.
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In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or
you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow.
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One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.
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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a whole book - what
everyone else does not say in a whole book.
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It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.
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We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history.
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A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
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When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.
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What does your conscience say? - "You should become the person you are."
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It is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations.
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To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will
always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of
intelligence.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.
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Every tradition grows ever more venerable - the more remote its origin, the more confused
that origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. The tradition
finally becomes holy and inspires awe.
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There is nothing very odd about lambs disliking birds of prey, but this is no reason for holding
it against large birds of prey that they carry off lambs. And when the lambs whisper among
themselves, "These birds of prey are evil, and does this not give us a right to say that
whatever is the opposite of a bird of prey must be good?" There is nothing intrinsically wrong
with such an argument - though the birds of prey will look somewhat quizzically and say, "We
have nothing against these good lambs; in fact, we love them; nothing tastes better than a
tender lamb."
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Remorse. Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding
to the first act of stupidity a second.
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I love him who seeks to create over and beyond himself and thus perishes.
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We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way -
not at all or in an interesting manner.
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It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant
to step into its waters.
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A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
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The man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the
philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation:
for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains
himself for life.
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Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.
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The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty
arguments.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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