Friedrich Nietzsche (Philosopher)

#11428 Friedrich Nietzsche

Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude. .

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#11429 Friedrich Nietzsche

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. .

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#11431 Friedrich Nietzsche

Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire. .

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#11432 Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations. .

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#11433 Friedrich Nietzsche

In Germany there is much complaining about my "eccentricities." But since it is not known where my center is, it won't be easy to find out where or when I have thus far been "eccentric." That I was a , for example, meant that I was outside my center (which fortunately does not mean that I was a poor philologist). Likewise, I now regard my having been aas eccentric. It was a highly dangerous experiment; now that I know it did not ruin me, I also know what significance it had for me — it was the most severe test of my character. .

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#11434 Friedrich Nietzsche

So far no one had had enough courage and intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans. My problems are new, my psychological horizon frighteningly comprehensive, my language bold and clear; there may well be no books written in German which are richer in ideas and more independent than mine. .

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#11435 Friedrich Nietzsche

I've seen proof, black on white, that Herr Dr.has not yet severed his connection with the anti-Semitic movement. ... Since then I've had difficulty coming up with any of the tenderness and protectiveness I've so long felt toward you. The separation between us is thereby decided in really the most absurd way. Have you grasped nothing of the reason why I am in the world? ... Now it has gone so far that I have to defend myself hand and foot against people who confuse me with these anti-Semitic ; after my own sister, my former sister, and after Widemann more recently have given the impetus to this most dire of all confusions. After I read the name Zarathustra in the anti-Semitic Correspondence my forbearance came to an end. I am now in a position of emergency defense against your spouse's Party. These accursed anti-Semite deformities shall not sully my ideal!! .

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#11436 Friedrich Nietzsche

You have committed one of the greatest stupidities — for yourself and for me! Your association with an anti-Semitic chief expresses a foreignness to my whole way of life which fills me again and again with ire or melancholy. ... It is a matter of honor with me to be absolutely clean and unequivocal in relation to anti-Semitism, namely, opposed to it, as I am in my writings. I have recently been persecuted with letters and Anti-Semitic Correspondence Sheets. My disgust with this party (which would like the benefit of my name only too well!) is as pronounced as possible, but the relation to F .

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#11437 Friedrich Nietzsche

I have somehow something like "influence" ... In the Anti-Semitic Correspondence ... my name is mentioned in almost every issue.... has charmed the anti-Semites; there is a special anti-Semitic interpretation of it that made me laugh very much. .

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#11439 Friedrich Nietzsche

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. .

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#11441 Friedrich Nietzsche

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. .

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#11442 Friedrich Nietzsche

Freier Wille ohne Fatum ist ebenso wenig denkbar, wie Geist ohne Reelles, Gutes ohne B .

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#11443 Friedrich Nietzsche

The modern scientific counterpart to belief in God is the belief in the universe as an organism: this disgusts me. This is to make what is quite rare and extremely derivative, the organic, which we perceive only on the surface of the earth, into something essential, universal, and eternal! This is still an anthropomorphizing of nature! .

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes about art
#11444 Friedrich Nietzsche

Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease? He contaminates everything he touches - he has made music sick. .

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#11445 Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life… .

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#11446 Friedrich Nietzsche

The man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life. .

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#11447 Friedrich Nietzsche

Our innermost being, our common foundation, experiences dreams with profound pleasure and joyful necessity. .

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#11448 Friedrich Nietzsche

We cannot help but seeas the turning-point, the vortex of world history. .

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#11449 Friedrich Nietzsche

The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music (1873), later expanded as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism (1886), Shaun Whiteside translation, Penguin Classics (1993) .

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#11450 Friedrich Nietzsche

Nochmals gesagt, heute ist es mir ein unm .

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#11451 Friedrich Nietzsche

Oh wie ferne war mir damals gerade dieser ganze Resignationismus! .

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#11452 Friedrich Nietzsche

Diesen Ernsthaften diene zur Belehrung, dass ich von der Kunst als der h .

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#11453 Friedrich Nietzsche

Wie nun der Philosoph zur Wirklichkeit des Daseins, so verh .

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#11454 Friedrich Nietzsche

...in diesen Sanct-Johann- und Sanct-Veitt .

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#11455 Friedrich Nietzsche

Es geht die alte Sage, dass K .

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#11456 Friedrich Nietzsche

Der philosophische Mensch hat sogar das Vorgef .

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#11457 Friedrich Nietzsche

Mit dem Tode der griechischen Trag .

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#11458 Friedrich Nietzsche

Bei diesem Zusammenhange ist die leidenschaftliche Zuneigung begreiflich, welche die Dichter der neueren Kom .

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#11459 Friedrich Nietzsche

...aesthetischen Sokratismus...dessen oberstes Gesetz ungef .

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#11460 Friedrich Nietzsche

Nun aber schien Sokrates die tragische Kunst nicht einmal "die Wahrheit zu sagen": abgesehen davon, dass sie sich an den wendet, der "nicht viel Verstand besitzt", also nicht an den Philosophen: ein zweifacher Grund, von ihr fern zu bleiben. Wie Plato, rechnete er sie zu den schmeichlerischen K .

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#11461 Friedrich Nietzsche

Darum hat Lessing, der ehrlichste theoretische Mensch, es auszusprechen gewagt, dass ihm mehr am Suchen der Wahrheit als an ihr selbst gelegen sei... .

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#11462 Friedrich Nietzsche

...der kann sich nicht entbrechen, in Sokrates den einen Wendepunkt und Wirbel der sogenannten Weltgeschichte zu sehen. Denn d .

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#11463 Friedrich Nietzsche

Aber wie ver .

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#11464 Friedrich Nietzsche

In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. .

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#11465 Friedrich Nietzsche

The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence. .

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#11466 Friedrich Nietzsche

Are designations congruent with things? Is language the adequate expression of all realities? .

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#11467 Friedrich Nietzsche

We believe that we know something about the things themselves when we speak of trees, colors, snow, and flowers; and yet we possess nothing but metaphors for things — metaphors which correspond in no way to the original entities. .

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#11468 Friedrich Nietzsche

Nature is acquainted with no forms and no concepts, and likewise with no species, but only with an X which remains inaccessible and undefinable for us. .

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#11469 Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything which distinguishes man from the animals depends upon this ability to volatilize perceptual metaphors in a schema, and thus to dissolve an image into a concept. .

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#11470 Friedrich Nietzsche

Only by forgetting that he himself is an artistically creating subject, does man live with any repose, security, and consistency... .

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#11471 Friedrich Nietzsche

Between two absolutely different spheres, as between subject and object, there is no causality, no correctness, and no expression; there is, at most, an aesthetic relation... .

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#11472 Friedrich Nietzsche

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#11473 Friedrich Nietzsche

Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of "world history," but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die. One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. There were eternities during which it did not exist. And when it is all over with the human intellect, nothing will have happened. .

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#11474 Friedrich Nietzsche

The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence. For this pride contains within itself the most flattering estimation of the value of knowing. Deception is the most general effect of such pride, but even its most particular effects contain within themselves something of the same deceitful character. .

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#11475 Friedrich Nietzsche

Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself — in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity — is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them. They are deeply immersed in illusions and in dream images; their eyes merely glide over the surface of things and see "forms." .

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#11476 Friedrich Nietzsche

What does man actually know about himself? Is he, indeed, ever able to perceive himself completely, as if laid out in a lighted display case? Does nature not conceal most things from him — even concerning his own body — in order to confine and lock him within a proud, deceptive consciousness, aloof from the coils of the bowels, the rapid flow of the blood stream, and the intricate quivering of the fibers! She threw away the key. .

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#11478 Friedrich Nietzsche

Are designations congruent with things? Is language the adequate expression of all realities? It is only by means of forgetfulness that man can ever reach the point of fancying himself to possess a "truth" of the grade just indicated. If he will not be satisfied with truth in the form of tautology, that is to say, if he will not be content with empty husks, then he will always exchange truths for illusions. .

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#11479 Friedrich Nietzsche

The various languages placed side by side show that with words it is never a question of truth, never a question of adequate expression; otherwise, there would not be so many languages. The "thing in itself" (which is precisely what the pure truth, apart from any of its consequences, would be) is likewise something quite incomprehensible to the creator of language and something not in the least worth striving for. This creator only designates the relations of things to men, and for expressing these relations he lays hold of the boldest metaphors.' To begin with, a nerve stimulus is transferred into an image: first metaphor. The image, in turn, is imitated in a sound: second metaphor. And each time there is a complete overleaping of one sphere, right into the middle of an entirely new and different one. .

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#11481 Friedrich Nietzsche

Every word instantly becomes a concept precisely insofar as it is not supposed to serve as a reminder of the unique and entirely individual original experience to which it owes its origin; but rather, a word becomes a concept insofar as it simultaneously has to fit countless more or less similar cases — which means, purely and simply, cases which are never equal and thus altogether unequal. Every concept arises from the equation of unequal things. Just as it is certain that one leaf is never totally the same as another, so it is certain that the concept "leaf" is formed by arbitrarily discarding these individual differences and by forgetting the distinguishing aspects. .

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes about mind
#11482 Friedrich Nietzsche

We obtain the concept, as we do the form, by overlooking what is individual and actual; whereas nature is acquainted with no forms and no concepts, and likewise with no species, but only with an X which remains inaccessible and undefinable for us. .

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