Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, 13 June 2021

human all too human, nietzsche quotesNietzsche's Human, All Too Human (A book for free spirits) was published in 1878, following the breakdown in friendship with composer Richard Wagner. Nietzsche dedicated the original to Voltaire.


The advantage of a bad memory is that one can enjoy the same good things for the first time several times.
I.580, Human All Too Human.
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The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.
II.77, Human All Too Human
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No one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any. By enlisting passion on his side he wants to stifle his reason and its doubts: thus he will acquire a good conscience and with it success among his fellow men.
Human, All Too Human (1878). I.597
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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.
Human, All Too Human (1878)
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If one uses one's intellect to become master over the unlimited emotions, it may produce a sorry and diversionary effect upon the intellect.
Human, All Too Human (1878)
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We forget our guilt when we have confessed it to another, but the other does not usually forget it.
Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 568, "Confession," (1878)
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New beliefs in the old house. The overthrow of beliefs is not followed immediately by the overthrow of institutions; rather, the new beliefs live for a long time in the now desolate and errie house of their predecessors, which they themselves preserve, because of the housing shortage.
Human, All Too Human, 466
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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?
Human, All Too Human (1878). II.1
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Christianity came into existence in order to lighten the heart; but now it has first to burden the heart so as afterwards to be able to lighten it. Consequently it shall perish.
Human, all too Human
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When on a Sunday morning we hear the bells ringing, we ask ourselves: it is possible! This is going on because of a Jew crucified 2,000 years ago who said he was the son of God. The proof of such an assertion is lacking. In the context of our age the Christian religion is certainly a piece of antiquity intruding out of distant ages past, and that the above-mentioned assertion is believed is perhaps the most ancient piece of the inheritance. A god who begets children on a mortal woman; a sage who calls upon us no longer to work, no longer to sit in judgment, but to heed the signs of the imminent end of the world; a justice which accepts an innocent man as a substitute sacrifice; someone who bids his disciples drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god atoned for by a god; fear of a Beyond to which death is the gateway; the figure of the Cross as a symbol in an age which no longer knows the meaning and shame of the Cross-how gruesomely all this is wafted to us, as if out of the grave of a primeval past! Can one believe that things of this sort are still believed in?
Human, All Too Human
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As long as a man knows very well the strength and weaknesses of his teaching, his art, his religion, its power is still slight. The pupil and apostle who, blinded by the authority of the master and by the piety he feels toward him, pays no attention to the weaknesses of a teaching, a religion, and soon usually has for that reason more power than the master. The influence of a man has never yet grown great without his blind pupils. To help a perception to achieve victory often means merely to unite it with stupidity so intimately that the weight of the latter also enforces the victory of the former.
Human, all too Human, p. 122, R J Hollingdale transl.
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If the Christian dogmas of a revengeful God, universal sinfulness, election by divine grace and the danger of eternal damnation were true, it would be a sign of weak-mindedness and lack of character not to become a priest, apostle or hermit and, in fear and trembling, to work solely on one's own salvation; it would be senseless to lose sight of one's eternal advantage for the sake of temporal comfort. If we may assume that these things are at any rate believed true, then the everyday Christian cuts a miserable figure; he is a man who really cannot count to three, and who precisely on account of his spiritual imbecility does not deserve to be punished so harshly as Christianity promises to punish him.
Human, all too Human, p. 116, RJ Hollingdale transl.
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Science ... has no consideration for ultimate purposes, any more than Nature has, but just as the latter occasionally achieves things of the greatest suitableness without intending to do so, so also true science, as the imitator of nature in ideas, will occasionally and in many ways further the usefulness and welfare of man, -- but also without intending to do so.
Human, All Too Human
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With all great deceivers there is a noteworthy occurrence to which they owe their power. In the actual act of deception... they are overcome by belief in themselves. It is this which then speaks so miraculously and compellingly to those who surround them.
Human, All Too Human (1878).
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The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.
Human, All Too Human (1878). II.77
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Sunday, 13 June 2021
A man's maturity: that is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play.Beyond Good and Evil