Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  THE HIGHER NATURE, NOBILITY, THE EXCEPTIONAL

The higher we fly, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.

Daybreak, Book 5 501-575, Friedrich Nietzsche    

The wish to create incessantly is vulgar, betraying jealousy, envy, and ambition. If one is something, one does not actually need to do anything—and nevertheless does a great deal. There is a type higher than the "productive" man.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 210. QUIET FRUITFULNESS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The ancient savour of nobility is lacking in us, because the ancient slave is lacking in our sentiment.

The Gay Science : First Book, 18. Ancient Pride, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The taste of the higher nature is for exceptional things, for things which usually do not interest people and seem to have no sweetness; the higher nature has a uncommon standard of value.

The Gay Science : First Book, 3. Noble and common, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But not to perish from internal distress and doubt when one inflicts great suffering and hears the cry of suffering : that is great, that belongs to greatness.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 325. What Belongs to Greatness, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Well, there is actually something to be said in favour of the exception, provided that it never wants to become the rule.

The Gay Science : Second Book, 76. The greatest Danger, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It is more noble to declare oneself in the wrong than to maintain that you are right, especially if you are right. Only, one must be rich enough to do so.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Adder's Bite, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

"The enlightened man goes amongst men as among animals”.

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

It is the devotion of the greatest to run risk and danger, and play dice for death.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Self-Overcoming, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I am too hot and scorched with my own thought: often is it ready to take away my breath.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Scholars, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

You are treading the path to your greatness: no one shall follow you here! Your passage has effaced the path behind you, and above that path stands written: Impossibility.

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

You look up when you wish to be exalted; and I look down - because I am exalted.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Reading and Writing, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

He who climbs upon the highest mountains, laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Reading and Writing, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Know this, that everyone finds a noble man an obstruction.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Tree on the Hill, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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