Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  WAR AND CONFLICT

Here one must think profoundly to the very basis and resist all sentimental weakness: life itself is essentially appropriation, injury, conquest of the strange and weak, suppression, severity, obtrusion of peculiar forms, incorporation, and at the least, putting it mildest, exploitation - but why should one for ever use precisely these words on which for ages a disparaging purpose has been stamped?

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 9, What is Noble?, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

How poisonous, how crafty, how bad, does every long war make one, which cannot be waged openly by means of force!

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

A Dionysian life task needs the hardness of the hammer and one of its first essentials is without doubt the joy to be found even in destruction.

Ecce Homo, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche    

The task is not to overcome opponents in general but only those opponents against whom one has to summon all one’s strength, one’s skill and one’s swordsmanship—in fact to master opponents who are one’s equals.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

To be the equal of one’s opponent—this is the first condition of an honourable duel.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

Where one despises, one cannot wage war.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

And like a wind shall I one day blow amongst them and with my spirit take away their soul’s breath: thus my future wills it.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

At heart I am a warrior.

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Wise, Friedrich Nietzsche    

My paradise lies “in the shadow of my sword”.

Ecce Homo, The Untimely Essays, Friedrich Nietzsche    

It is nothing but fanaticism and beautiful soulism to expect very much (or even, much only) from humanity when it has forgotten how to wage war.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 477. WAR INDISPENSABLE, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Many other such substitutes for war will be discovered, but perhaps precisely thereby it will become more and more obvious that such a highly cultivated and therefore necessarily enfeebled humanity as that of modern Europe not only needs wars, but the greatest and most terrible wars, consequently occasional relapses into barbarism, lest, by the means of culture, it should lose its culture and its very existence.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 477. WAR INDISPENSABLE, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Not contentment, but more power; not peace at any price, but war; not virtue, but efficiency (virtue in the Renaissance sense, virtu , virtue free of moral acid).

The AntiChrist, Chapter 2, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

We do not by any means think it desirable that the kingdom of righteousness and peace should be established on earth (because under any circumstances it would be the kingdom of the profoundest mediocrity and Chinaism); we rejoice in all men, who like ourselves love danger, war and adventure, who do not make compromises, nor let themselves be captured, conciliated and stunted; we count ourselves among the conquerors; we ponder over the need of a new order of things, even of a new slavery for every strengthening and elevation of the type "man" also involves a new form of slavery.

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 377. We Homeless Ones, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The strongest and most evil spirits have to date advanced mankind the most: they always rekindled the sleeping passions - all orderly arranged society lulls the passions to sleep; they always reawakened the sense of comparison, of contradiction, of delight in the new, the adventurous, the untried; they compelled men to set opinion against opinion, ideal plan against ideal plan.

The Gay Science : First Book, 4. That which Preserves the Species, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But every soil becomes finally exhausted, and the ploughshare of evil must always come once more.

The Gay Science : First Book, 4. That which Preserves the Species, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I welcome all the signs indicating that a more manly and warlike age is commencing, which will, above all, bring heroism again into honour!

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

Warfare is the father of all good things, it is also the father of good prose!

The Gay Science : Second Book, 92. Prose and Poetry, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Religious War has signified the greatest advance of the masses so far, for it proves that the masses have begun to treat concepts with respect.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 144. Religious Wars, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

No Victor believes in chance.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 258. The Deniers of Chance, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star.

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

You shall love peace as a means to new wars - and the short peace more than the long.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, War and Warriors, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

You say it is the good cause that justifies even war? I say to you: it is the good war which justifies every cause.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, War and Warriors, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

War and courage have done more great things than charity. Not your sympathy, but your bravery has saved the unfotunate.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, War and Warriors, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

If one would have a friend, then must one also be willing to wage war for him: and in order to wage war, one must be capable of being an enemy.

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

One has renounced the great life when one renounces war.

Twighlight of the Idols, Morality as Anti-Nature, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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