Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

beyond good and evil, nietzschePrelude to a Philosophy of the Future, published in 1886. It expands upon ideas from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but more vehemently with its polemic and critique. Beyond Good and Evil consists of 296 numbered sections split into nine parts.


He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146 (1886)
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[Anything which] is a living and not a dying body... will have to be an incarnate will to power, it will strive to grow, spread, seize, become predominant - not from any morality or immorality but because it is living and because life simply is will to power... 'Exploitation'... belongs to the essence of what lives, as a basic organic function; it is a consequence of the will to power, which is after all the will to life.
Beyond Good and Evil, s.259
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Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.
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Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.
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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.
Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 153
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The great epochs of our life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us.
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A man's maturity: that is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play.
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What we experience in dreams -- assuming that we experience it often -- belongs in the end just as much to the over-all economy of our soul as anything experienced "actually": we are richer or poorer on account of it.
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The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night.
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Physiologists should think twice before positioning the drive for self-preservation as the cardinal drive of an organic being. Above all, a living thing wants to discharge its strength - life itself is will to power -: self-preservation is only one of the indirect and most frequent consequences of this.
Aphorism 13, Beyond Good and Evil
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I did that," says my memory. "I could not have done that," says my pride, and remains inexorable. Eventually-the memory yields.
Aphorism 68, Beyond Good and Evil
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Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups.
Aphorism 156, Beyond Good and Evil
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In a man devoted to knowledge, pity seems almost ridiculous, like delicate hands on a cyclops.
Aphorism 171, Beyond Good and Evil
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Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you - that is what has distressed me.
Beyond Good and Evil, maxim 183
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the Day

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
What are man's truths ultimately? Merely his irrefutable errors.The Gay Science, s.265