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You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way,
it does not exist.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not enough to prove something, one has also to seduce or elevate people to it. That is
why the man of knowledge should learn how to speak his wisdom: and often in such a way
that it sounds like folly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
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One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - as attempts to find out
something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have
two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a
businessman, an official, or a scholar.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
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Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life.
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God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other
things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.
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Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called "Ego."
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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think
alike than those who think differently.
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One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and
mean actions to fear.
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There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.
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All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world
upside down.
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What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and
say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and
innumerable times more." Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse
the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you
would have answered him: "You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine."
Friedrich Nietzsche

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
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All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the
music.
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I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
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Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.
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In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems,
there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.
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The doer alone learneth.
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Morality is herd instinct in the individual.
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If you have hitherto believed that life was one of the highest value and now see yourselves
disappointed, do you at once have to reduce it to the lowest possible price?
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We have art in order not to die of the truth.
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Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
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Many a man fails to become a thinker only because his memory is too good.
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There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they
might one day be admired.
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Only idiots fail to contradict themselves three times a day.
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I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how
to turn to its advantage.
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The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not the struggle of opinions that has made history so violent, but rather the struggle of
belief in opinions, that is, the struggle of convictions.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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