Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  LIFE AFFIRMATION AND DENIAL

If, however, a person should regard even the emotions of hatred, envy, covetousness, and imperiousness as life-conditioning emotions, as factors which must be present, fundamentally and essentially, in the general economy of life (which must, therefore, be further developed if life is to be further developed), he will suffer from such a view of things as from sea-sickness.

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

How from the beginning, we have contrived to retain our ignorance in order to enjoy an almost inconceivable freedom, thoughtlessness, imprudence, heartiness, and gaiety - in order to enjoy life!

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

Here and there we understand it, and laugh at the way in which precisely the best knowledge seeks most to retain us in this simplified, thoroughly artificial, suitably imagined, and suitably falsified world: at the way in which, whether it will or not, it loves error, because, as living itself, it loves life!

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

Over the door of the thinker of the future is written: “What do I matter“?

Daybreak, Book 5 501-575, Friedrich Nietzsche    

For believe me, the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously!

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 283. Pioneers, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Truly, you understand the reverse art of alchemy, the devalution of the most valuable things!

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 292. The Preachers of Morality, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

How difficult it is to live when one feels that the judgment of many millenniums is around one and against one.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 296. A Fixed Reputation, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

All preachers of morality, as also all theologians have a bad habit in common: all of them try to persuade man that he is very ill, and that a severe, final, radical cure is necessary.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 326. Physicians of the Soul and Pain, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Ah, how little you know of human happiness - you comfortable and benevolent people! For happiness and unhappiness are brother and sister - or even twins who grow up together - or in your case - remain small together!

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 338. The Will to Suffering and the Compassionate, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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