Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  FAITH, BELIEF, ATHEISM

Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains, although I do not know who assumed that it could. But it can put mountains where there are none.

Human, All-Too-Human : Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, 225. FAITH MAKES HOLY AND CONDEMNS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But the “deep“ thought can nevertheless be very far from the truth, as, for instance, every metaphysical one; if one take away from the deep feeling the commingled elements of thought, then the strong feeling remains- and this guarantees nothing for knowledge but itself- just as strong faith proves only its strength and not the truth of what is believed in.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 15. NO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL IN THE WORLD, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The fact that faith, under certain circumstances, may work for blessedness, but that this blessedness produced by an idee fixe by no means makes the idea itself true, and the fact that faith actually moves no mountains, but instead raises them up where there were none before: all this is made sufficiently clear by a walk through a lunatic asylum .

The AntiChrist, Chapter 51, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

"Faith" means the will to avoid knowing what is true.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 52, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Is the worth of a cause altered by the fact that some one had laid down his life for it?

The AntiChrist, Chapter 53, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed, where there is a lack of will: for the will, as the affect of command, is the distinguishing characteristic of sovereignty and power.

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 347. Believers and their Need of Belief, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I entreat you, my brothers, to remain true to the earth, and believe not those who speak to you of super-earthly hopes! Poisoners are they, whether they know it or not.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Zarathustra's Prologue, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

They would have to sing better songs for me to believe in their Saviour: his disciples would have to look more redeemed!

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

Truly, it is a blessing and not a blasphemy when I teach that "above all things there stands the heaven of chance, the heaven of innocence, the heaven of accident, the heaven of wantonness”.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Before Sunrise, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It is however a disgrace to pray! Not for all, but for you, and me, and whoever has his a conscience.

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

"This - is now my way - where is yours”? Thus did I answer those who asked me "the way”. For the way - it does not exist!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Spirit of Gravity, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It is I, the ungodly Zarathustra, who says: 'Who is more ungodly than I, that I may rejoice in his teaching?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Retired from Service, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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