Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  MANS PLACE IN THE COSMOS

So long as you still see the stars as something "above you" you still lack the eye of the man of knowledge.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 4, Maxims and Interludes, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

And yet you petty dwellers on earth with your narrow concepts of a few thousand little minutes of time you would wish to be an everlasting burden on this everlasting universal existence!

Daybreak, Book 4 208-250, Friedrich Nietzsche    

For the root idea of humanity is that man is free in a world of bondage — man, the eternal wonder worker, whether his deeds be good or evil — man, the amazing exception, the super beast, the quasi God, the mind of creation, the indispensable, the keyword to the cosmic riddle, the mighty lord of nature and despiser of nature, the creature that calls its history "the history of the world"!

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 12. THE FUNDAMENTAL ERRORS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Possibly the ant in the forest is quite as firmly convinced that it is the aim and purpose of the existence of the forest, as we are convinced in our imaginations (almost unconsciously) that the destruction of mankind involves the destruction of the world.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 14. MAN AS THE COMIC ACTOR OF THE WORLD, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Even to the eye of the most unbiased astronomer a lifeless world can scarcely appear otherwise than as a shining and swinging star wherein man lies buried.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 14. MAN AS THE COMIC ACTOR OF THE WORLD, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

What is the vanity of the vainest individual as compared with the vanity which the most modest person feels when he thinks of his position in nature and in the world as “Man”!

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 304. "MAN”!, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The whole attitude of "man versus the world” man as world denying principle, man as the standard of the value of things, as judge of the world, who in the end puts existence itself on his scales and finds it too light - the monstrous impertinence of this attitude has dawned upon us as such, and has disgusted us, we now laugh when we find, "Man and World" placed beside one another, separated by the sublime presumption of the little word " and "!

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 346. Our Note of Interrogation, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living is only a type of what is dead - and a very rare type.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 109. Let us be on our Guard, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Let us beware of believing that the universe is a machine; it is most certainly not constructed for one purpose and calling it a "machine" does it far too much honour.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 109. Let us be on our Guard, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Yet tell me, my brothers, if the goal of humanity is still lacking, is there not also still lacking - humanity itself?

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

The earth, has a skin; and this skin has diseases. One of these diseases, for example, is called "Mankind”.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Great Events, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A new child: oh, how much new filth has also come into the world!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Higher Man, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Are we not always seated at a great table for playing and mockery?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Higher Man, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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