Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  VIRTUE

It does so with severity, indeed it desires severity; every aristocratic morality is intolerant in the education of youth, in the control of women, in the marriage customs, in the relations of old and young, in the penal laws (which have an eye only for the degenerating): it counts intolerance itself among the virtues, under the name of "justice."

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 9, What is Noble?, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach what is called honesty; and the higher man must open his ears to all the coarser or finer cynicism, and congratulate himself when the clown becomes shameless right before him, or the scientific satyr speaks out.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 2, The Free Spirit, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Our honesty, we free spirits - let us be careful lest it become our vanity, our ornament and ostentation, our limitation, our stupidity!

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 7, Our Virtues, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Every virtue inclines to stupidity, every stupidity to virtue; "stupid to the point of sanctity," they say in Russia, - let us be careful lest out of pure honesty we eventually become saints and bores!

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 7, Our Virtues, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

You can see that I should not like to see rudeness undervalued; it is by far the most humane form of contradiction and in the midst of modern effeminacy it is one of our foremost virtues.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

Pity is praised as the virtue of prostitues.

The Gay Science : First Book, 13. The Theory of the Sense of Power, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Examine the life of the best and most productive men and nations, and ask yourselves whether a tree which is to grow proudly skywards can dispense with bad weather and storms. Whether misfortune and opposition, or every kind of hatred, jealousy, stubbornness, distrust, severity, greed, and violence do not belong to the favourable conditions without which a great growth even of virtue is hardly possible?

The Gay Science : First Book, 19. Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Virtue has come to consist in doing something in a shorter time than another person.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 329. Leisure and Idleness, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Chastity is a virtue with some, but with many it is almost a vice.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Chastity, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

And I offer you this parable: Not a few who sought to cast out their devil entered into the swine themselves.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Chastity, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

You want to be paid as well, you virtuous! You want reward for virtue, and heaven for earth, and eternity for your today?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Virtuous, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

"You shall not steal! You shall not kill! Such words were once called holy; before them people bowrd their knees and heads, and removed their shoes. But I ask you: where have there ever been better thieves and killers in the world than such holy words have been? Is there not in all of life itself - robbing and killing? And when such words were called holy, was not truth itself thereby - killed?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Old and New Law-Tables, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Once had you passions and called them evil. But now you have only your virtues: they grew out of your passions.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Joys and Passions, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


Twighlight of the Idols, Maxims and Arrows, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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