Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  EUROPE

I have no doubt that an ancient Greek, also, would first of all remark the self-dwarfing in us Europeans of today - in this respect alone we should immediately be "distasteful" to him.

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

There is also still in France a pre-understanding and ready welcome for those rarer and rarely gratified men, who are too comprehensive to find satisfaction in any kind of fatherlandism, and know how to love the South when in the North and the North when in the South - the born Midlanders, the "good Europeans."

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 8, Peoples and Fatherlands, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The European disguises himself in morality because he has become a sick, sickly, crippled animal, who has good reasons for being "tame” because he is almost an abortion, scarce half made up, a weak and clumsy thing.

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 352. Why we can hardly Dispense with Morality, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Finally, the growing consciousness is a danger, and whoever lives among the most conscious Europeans knows even that it is a disease.

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 354. The Genius of the Species?, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

In order for once to get a glimpse of our European morality from a distance, in order to compare it with other earlier or future moralities, one must do as the traveller who wants to know the height of the towers of a city: he leaves the city.

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 380. "The Wanderer" Speaks, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Europe is an invalid who owes her best thanks to her incurability and the eternal transformations of her sufferings; these constant new situations, these equally constant new dangers, pains, and make-shifts, have at last generated an intellectual sensitiveness which is almost equal to genius, and is in any case the mother of all genius.

The Gay Science : First Book, 24. Diverse Dissatisfactions, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Perhaps the modern, European discontentedness is to be looked upon as caused by the fact that the world of our forefathers, the whole Middle Ages, was given to drink, owing to the influence of German tastes in Europe: the Middle Ages, that means the alcoholic poisoning of Europe.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 134. Pessimists as Victims, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

What do savage tribes at present accept first of all from Europeans? Alcohol and Christianity, the European narcotics. And by what means are they most speedily ruined? By European narcotics.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 147. Question and Answer, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I simply cannot see what one proposes to do with the European worker now that one has made a question of him.

Twighlight of the Idols, Expeditions of an Untimely Man, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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