Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE, LIBERALISM

It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege of the strong.

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

One must know how to conserve oneself- the best test of independence.

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

Yet where is your inner value when you no longer know what it is to breathe freely; when you no longer have freedom over your own selves

Daybreak, Book 3 191-207, Friedrich Nietzsche    

He who has attained intellectual emancipation to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth and not even as a traveller towards a final goal, for there is no such thing.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 638. THE WANDERER, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A man unconsciously imagines that where he is strong, where he feels most thoroughly alive, the element of his freedom must lie.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 9. ORIGIN OF THE DOCTRINE OF FREE WILL, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

These four, however, seek the freedom of their will at the very point where they are most securely chained. It is as if the silkworm sought freedom of will in spinning. What is the reason?

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 9. ORIGIN OF THE DOCTRINE OF FREE WILL, 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

Do you call yourself Free? It is your ruling thought that I would hear, and not that you have escaped from a yoke.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Way of the Creator, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Free from what? What does that matter to Zarathustra! Clearly, however, shall your eye show to me: free for what?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Way of the Creator, 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

Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.

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

The free man is a warrior.

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

The highest type of free men should be sought where the highest resistance is constantly overcome: five steps from tyranny, close to the threshold of the danger of servitude.

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

One lives for the day, one lives very fast, one lives very irresponsibly: precisely this is called "freedom."

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

Men were considered "free" only so that they might be considered guilty — could be judged and punished: consequently, every act had to be considered as willed, and the origin of every act had to be considered as lying within the consciousness (and thus the most fundamental psychological deception was made the principle of psychology itself).

Twighlight of the Idols, The Four Great Errors, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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