Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  NATURE

Imagine to yourselves a being like Nature, boundlessly extravagant, boundlessly indifferent, without purpose or consideration, without pity or justice, at once fruitful and barren and uncertain: imagine to yourselves indifference as a power - how could you live in accordance with such indifference?

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 1, The Prejudices of Philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

"Thou must obey some one, and for a long time; otherwise thou wilt come to grief, and lose all respect for thyself" - this seems to me to be the moral imperative of nature, which is certainly neither "categorical," as old Kant wished (consequently the "otherwise"), nor does it address itself to the individual (what does nature care for the individual!)

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 5, On the Natural History of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Neither a natural justice nor a natural injustice exists.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 31. VANITY AS AN ANTI SOCIAL AFTERGROWTH, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The whole attitude of "man versus the world” man as world denying principle, man as the standard of the value of things, as judge of the world, who in the end puts existence itself on his scales and finds it too light - the monstrous impertinence of this attitude has dawned upon us as such, and has disgusted us, we now laugh when we find, "Man and World" placed beside one another, separated by the sublime presumption of the little word " and "!

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 346. Our Note of Interrogation, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Whatever has value in the world does not have value in itself, by its nature - nature is always value-less : but it was given a value at some time as a present - and it was we who gave this present!

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 301. Illusion of the Contemplative., Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

One should have more reverence for the shamefacedness with which nature has concealed herself behind enigmas and motley uncertainties.

The Gay Science : Preface and Prelude in Rhymes, Preface and Prelude in Rhymes, Friedrich Nietzsche    

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

To blaspheme the earth is now the most dreadful sin, and to rate the heart of the unknowable higher than the meaning of the earth!

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

Thus I want to die myself, that you my friends may love the earth more for my sake; and earth will I again become, and have rest in her that bore me.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Voluntary Death, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The earth, has a skin; and this skin has diseases. One of these diseases, for example, is called "Mankind”.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Great Events, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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