Friedrich NietzscheSaturday, 26 September 2020
The Will to Power is a book containing selectively reordered notes from Friedrich Nietzsche's notebooks, by his sister Elisabeth and Peter Gast. It was first released with other unpublished writings in 1901.
My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (its will to power) and to thrust back all that resists its extension. But it continually encounters similar efforts on the part of other bodies and ends by coming to an arrangement ("union") with those of them that are sufficiently related to it: thus they then conspire together for power. And the process goes on.
The Will to Power
Moralities and religions are the principal means by which one can make whatever one wishes out of man, provided one possesses a superfluity of creative forces and can assert one's will over long periods of time - in the form of legislation, religions, and customs.
The Will to Power (1888). Sec. 144
Terribleness is part of greatness: let us not deceive ourselves.
The Will to Power, Book IV, Paragraph 1028
This is the antinomy: Insofar as we believe in morality we pass sentence on existence.
The Will to Power (1888). Sec. 6
Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the DaySaturday, 26 September 2020
What distinguishes us [scientists] from the pious and the believers is not the quality but the quantity of belief and piety; we are contented with less. But if the former should challenge us: then be contented and appear to be contented! -- then we might easily reply: "We are, indeed, not among the least contented. You, however, if your belief makes you blessed then appear to be blessed! Your faces have always been more injurious to your belief than our objections have! If these glad tidings of your Bible were written on your faces, you would not need to insist so obstinately on the authority of that book ... As things are, however, all your apologies for Christianity have their roots in your lack of Christianity; with your defense plea you inscribe your own bill of indictment."Nietzsche's Assorted Opinions and Maxims