Friedrich Nietzsche Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Friedrich Nietzsche quotes, Friedrich Nietzsche sayings, and Friedrich Nietzsche proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. Friedrich Nietzsche
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either. Friedrich Nietzsche
When stepped on, the worm curls up. That is a clever thing to do. Thus it reduces its chances of being stepped on again. In the language of morality: humility. Friedrich Nietzsche
The vanity of others runs counter to our taste only when it runs counter to our vanity. Friedrich Nietzsche
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. Friedrich Nietzsche
Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets. Friedrich Nietzsche
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. Friedrich Nietzsche
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler. Friedrich Nietzsche
For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks. Friedrich Nietzsche
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago. Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche
The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night. Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper Friedrich Nietzsche
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. Friedrich Nietzsche
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. Friedrich Nietzsche
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche
Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty. Friedrich Nietzsche
Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche
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
The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. Friedrich Nietzsche
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. Friedrich Nietzsche
Take a chance and try my fare! It will grow on you, I swear; Soon it will taste good to you! 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
The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires. Friedrich Nietzsche