Top 40 Inspiring Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes To Change Your Thoughts

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, essayist, and cultural critic whose writings had a major influence on Western philosophy and intellectual history. His body of work covered a wide variety of topics, including religion, history, arts, culture, science, and philology. Here are some of his quotes that will inspire you to think differently.

Inspiring Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is the proper task of life.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is that which must overcome itself again and again.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

“And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“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.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.” – 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.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. ” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Underneath this reality in which we live and have our being, another and altogether different reality lies concealed.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“People are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier and simpler.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

“A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A thought comes when it will, not when I will.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

Written by Stella Maris

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