Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  THE STRONG AND THE WEAK

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

It is the powerful who know how to honour, it is their art, their domain for invention.

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

The noble man honours in himself the powerful one, him also who has power over himself, who knows how to speak and how to keep silence, who takes pleasure in subjecting himself to severity and hardness, and has reverence for all that is severe and hard.

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

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

The consequence is that every man comes to know himself solely in terms of his power for defence and attack.

Daybreak, Book 4 208-250, Friedrich Nietzsche    

The coward does not know what it means to be alone: an enemy is always standing behind his chair.

Daybreak, Book 4 208-250, Friedrich Nietzsche    

Rather graciously because it delights them and puts them into good spirits; for those who are cruel enjoy the highest gratification of the feeling of power.

Daybreak, The Morality Of Voluntary Suffering, Friedrich Nietzsche    

The command ‘become hard! ’, the deep conviction that all creators are hard, is the really distinctive sign of a Dionysian nature.

Ecce Homo, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche    

In the world of high finance the shilling of the idle rich man can buy more than that of the poor, industrious man.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 25. EXCHANGE AND EQUITY, 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 poison by which the weaker nature is destroyed is strengthening to the strong individual and he does not call it poison.

The Gay Science : First Book, 19. Evil, 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 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

Who can attain to anything great if he does not feel in himself the force and will to inflict great pain?

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

Women are all skilful in exaggerating their weaknesses, indeed they are inventive in weaknesses, so as to seem quite fragile ornaments to which even a grain of dust does harm ; their existence is meant to bring home to man's mind his coarseness, and to appeal to his conscience. They thus defend themselves against the strong and the "law of the jungle".

The Gay Science : Second Book, 66. The Strength of the Weak, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A change of values - that means, a change of the creators of values. He who has to be a creator always has to destroy.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Thousand and One Goals, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Truly, I have often laughed at the weaklings, who think themselves good because their claws are blunt!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Sublime Men, 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

Danger alone acquaints us with our own resources, our virtues, our armor and weapons, our spirit, and forces us to be strong.

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

The criminal type is the type of the strong human being under unfavorable circumstances: a strong human being made sick.

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

Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Twighlight of the Idols, Maxims and Arrows, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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