60 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes About Success, Life & Wisdom

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Nietzsche was such an influential thinker, that he is often called the father of nihilism-a school of thought which argues that there is no good or evil, no truth, no moral values, and that all we can hope for is the continuation of life in some form, or at least in the process of becoming.

He was 24 years old at the time, he wanted to learn more about the ancient Greeks and Romans, and he went to the University of Vienna and was the youngest Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in Basel.

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60 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

A matter that becomes clear stops being a concern to us.

We all make choices, and we’re often swayed by power. Interpretations, however, are a function of truth and not power – which may lead us to make better choices.

Morality comes from fear caused by uncertainty.

Laughter is a really good indicator of happiness. And happiness is a pretty good indicator of success.

You feel a sense of loss and have a hard time remembering the specifics of your daily routine.

Most of humanity are not sane, there is no such thing as ‘humanity’ if you are not sane.

To be able to appreciate life to the fullest, and to do everything in a creative way without having a single regret, one has have the ability to be able to die several times while still alive.

If you can prove a point, it means you’re wrong, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong!

If truth is a condition of life, then lying is a condition of life.

10th of 60 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Nietzsche is essentially saying that love is the new religion, and that it is the ultimate goal for humanity.

To do great things is difficult, it takes a lot of hard work. However, to command great things is more difficult, because you have to think of a lot of things to do to convince people that you have the ability or the desire to accomplish them.

Forgiving is more than just a type of love, because it is beyond good and evil.

No matter how many books you read, no matter how many seminars you attend, there is one secret ingredient that will make you grow as a person. It’s not something you can learn through reading about it. It’s something you can only discover through walking.

I really love this quote because it reminds me to take time to be alone and really think, and really dig deep to be able to accomplish things.

I feel that the woman needs to work to become the mother. She needs to learn that she is the mother and that she is to the child what her husband is for her.

While hope is the worst thing for our mental health, there is a certain level of hope that is not necessarily a bad thing for our mental health.

The question is whether mankind is a mistake or the mistake of mankind.

I didn’t know whether or not to include this as a quote because Nietzsche’s ideas are very controversial, especially the ideas he stated in his first book, The Birth of Tragedy. The book has been written about many times and in different ways. The quotes listed on this website don’t even cover a small part of his whole philosophy.

I have always lied.

It’s just that I am not very good at it, but I have never tried to hide my lies.

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There are times when you can benefit from going through experiences over and over again, as long as you can find enjoyment from it.

The lonely one does not look at the others in order to greet them – they greet him instead.

I agree. Teaching people to be a thinker leads to thinking and doing. Teaching people not to think leads to… well, you know what we’re talking about.

Suffering is suffering, it can’t be avoided. It is a part of life. However, we can choose in how we process that suffering. We can choose to find meaning in suffering, and through our own suffering find an inner peace. We can also choose to live our lives in a way that minimizes suffering.

You can practice this meditation daily or just when the need comes, as it does for so many and a part of the struggle that most people have to face.

When you have a lot in your head, every day has about a hundred pockets and in many of the pockets are great ideas.

In the beginning is the word and the word is the beginning. All else is commentary.

Lies are more dangerous enemies of truth than convictions are.

“Whoever does not have the ability to obey himself will
be commanded.”

The most important quality of life is self-control or self-discipline.

I cannot believe in a God who has to be praised all the time. I could believe in a God who wants to be praised, all the time.
But I don’t believe in a God like that. I don’t believe in a God who has to be praised all the time.

My ambition is to say in ten sentences what others express in a whole book.

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Being angry is a way of saying “Fuck you” to people’s emotions, but if you actually want to hurt someone, you should do it with laughter, because even though it may hurt a little, it’s a lot more fun.

When one cannot live in pride anymore, the option to die in pride is very real.

This applies equally to dating. The best relationships are based on the ability to communicate effectively.

To teach abstract truths requires you to make the student imagine what you are explaining rather than just explain it to them.

We are not the only creature who want to see the danger that our instincts create for us through our sexual choices.

A task, or at least a goal, is to make the individual uncomfortable, or to provoke uncomfortable feelings.

It is very important not to get used to the world as it is. We must always keep an eye on how we react to evil and misery. If we get used to the pain we see, we become like the person who gets used to the pain from the surgery. Then there is no more healing.

The gods themselves fight in vain to make us feel bored.
That is why we are bored because the gods are fighting in vain to stop us from getting bored.

The impulse to punish can become so strong that it overrides the impulse to do good.

The human mind is hard to get around. You don’t do anything much with a human without it making some kind of difference in the world.

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I like people who don’t know how to live for today.

The translations are by Robert Fagles, who has been translating the works of Nietzsche for many years and is considered one of the world’s leading translators of German literature. The paraphrase was written by Tim Whitmarsh.

A failed marriage is not because of lack of love. It is not because of lack of friendship instead it is most likely a lack of communication. You may love someone, but you may be not communicating your needs to each other. This leads to a clash of expectations.

I only love what someone else wrote. I love everything else, but what someone else wrote.

Successful people always lie. Their success is a lie, and it is a lie that tells them what to do in the future.

What’s the best way to describe the relationship between the past and the present? The future influences the present just as much as the past.

It is not good to think too much, because thinking too much is actually a form of self-destructive depression, which creates obstacles in one’s daily life, in their relationships with other people and eventually leads to the downfall of that person’s life.

I think that there are no eternal facts, because there are no absolute truth.

Life is the opposite of death.
They’re equal, but opposite.

They both exist,
but each has an opposite.

Music makes life more interesting and enjoyable, for it’s how we make sense of the world around us. It shapes our personality, it heals our mind, it inspires our actions, and it connects us to others.

Every problem of life shows that we still haven’t solved the question of tasting the world.

And here is the original text from Nietzsche’s posthumous work Ecce Homo:

All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting. For my part, I am always willing to admit that the pleasure I seek in life is really nothing but the taste for my own existence.

50th of 60 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Humans make decisions based on the way they picture an argument rather than on how it is actually presented.

The reason we have a why to live is that we are born, we have memories of our past, we have hopes for the future, and we have a family that we care about. This combination is what makes life worth living.

If we believed more in life we would be flinging ourselves less into the moment.

Love is the state where you can see things as they really are, not as you want them to be.

54. On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain; either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you can climb still higher tomorrow.

The fact that you’re still alive today is proof that it’s worth it to be alive.

In my mind there are no limits to how much wisdom you can have, there is so much out there for you to discover. As you get older though you will start to realize that sometimes you feel annoyed with people and situations and that you will have to accept that there will be people and situations you will not understand or enjoy.

Living dangerously is a wise thing. You never know if it’s going to pay off. And even if it does pay off, you may not always be able to reap the most benefits.

I was looking for something to read and thought of you. I found this quote from Nietzsche.

Many people think that the most important thing in life is to be happy, but it is not. The thing that we can never forget is that the world is filled with senseless suffering, and we must ask ourselves why it happens and what we can do about it.

You gave him the chance to show his greatness of character, but he didn’t. He may never forgive you for that.


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When you try to pick a lock with a fork, it just slows down the process.
Life is a struggle. Life is hard. You have to work,
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