Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, 16 September 2019

the gay science quotes, nietzschePublished in 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche was quoted to say The Gay Science was the most personal of all his books. It contains more poems than any of Nietzsche's other published works.


Art furnishes us with eyes and hands and above all the good conscience to be able to turn ourselves into such a phenomenon.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 107
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Good prose is written only face to face with poetry.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 92
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We simply do not consider it desirable that a realm of justice and concord should be established on earth (because it would certainly be the realm of the deepest leveling and chinoiserie); we are delighted with all who love, as we do, danger, war, and adventures, who refuse to compromise, to be captured, reconciled, and castrated; we count ourselves among conquerors; we think about the necessity for new orders, also for a new slavery - for every strengthening and enhancement of the human type also involves a new kind of enslavement.
The Gay Science (1882)
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Without art we would be nothing but foreground and live entirely in the spell of that perspective which makes what is closest at hand and most vulgar appear as if it were vast, and reality itself.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 78
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Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier, simpler.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 179
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But let us not forget this either: it is enough to create new names and estimations and probabilities in order to create in the long run new "things."
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 58
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We "conserve" nothing; neither do we want to return to any past periods; we are not by any means "liberal"; we do not work for "progress"; we do not need to plug up our ears against the sirens who in the market place sing of the future: their song about "equal rights," "a free society," "no more masters and no servants" has no allure for us.
The Gay Science (1882)
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Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier, simpler.
Sec. 92, The Gay Science.
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Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 56
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I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 381
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The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 191
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Could one count such dilettantes and old spinsters as that mawkish apostle of virginity, Mainlander, as a genuine German? In the last analysis he probably was a Jew (all Jews become mawkish when they moralize).
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 357
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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.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 41
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Who can attain to anything great if he does not feel in himself the force and will to inflict great pain? The ability to suffer is a small matter: in that line, weak women and even slaves often attain masterliness. But not to perish from internal distress and doubt when one inflicts great suffering and hears the cry of it - that is great, that belongs to greatness.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 325
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Have you heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly, "I seek God! I seek God!" As many of those who do not believe in God were standing around just then, he provoked much laughter... "Whither is God," he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. All of us are murderers.... God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him...
The Gay Science, section 126, 1882
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the Day

Monday, 16 September 2019
One does not kill by anger but by laughter.Thus Spake Zarathustra (1885)