Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, 16 September 2019

twilight of the idols quotes, nietzscheHow to Philosophize with a Hammer, published in 1889. Twilight of the Idols (originally titled A Psychologist's Idleness) was written whilst Nietzsche was in Sils-Maria.


Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is -- a vice?
"Maxims and Arrows," Twilight of the Idols
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Plato is boring.
Twilight of the Idols (1888). What I Owe to the Ancients, 2
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First principle: one must need strength, otherwise one will never have it.
Twilight of the Idols
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To live alone one must be an animal or a God - says Aristotle. There is yet a third case: one must be both - a philosopher.
Twilight of the Idols, Maxims and Arrows 3
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Which is it: is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's blunders?
Twilight of the Idols (1889)
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Species do not grow more perfect: the weaker dominate the strong, again and again--- the reason being that they are the great majority, and they are also cleverer. Darwin forgot the mind (---that is English!): the weak possess more mind. ... To acquire mind, one must need mind---one loses it when one no longer needs it. [Criticism of Darwin's Origin of Species.]
The Twilight of the Idols
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How little it takes to make us happy! The sound of a bagpipe. Without music life would be a mistake. The German even imagines God as singing songs.
Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 33 (1889).
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The aphorism, the apophthegm, in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of "eternity"; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book-- what everyone else does not say in a book.
Twilight of the Idols
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The literary woman, unsatisfied, agitated, desolate in heart and entrails, listening every minute with painful curiosity to the imperative which whispers from the depths of her organism "aut liberi aut libri [either children or books]."
Twilight of the Idols
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The reasons for which 'this' world has been characterized as 'apparent' are the very reasons which indicate its reality; any other kind of reality is absolutely indemonstrable.
Twilight of the Idols, ch.3, s.6
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Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
Twilight of the Idols (1888). What the Germans lack, 2
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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)