Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  MASTERS AND RULERS, SLAVES AND SUBJECTS

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 slave" in the vain man's blood, the remains of the slave's craftiness - and how much of the "slave" is still left in woman, for instance!

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

All mankind is divided, as it was at all times and is still, into slaves and freemen; for whoever has not two thirds of his day for himself is a slave, be he otherwise whatever he likes, statesman, merchant, official, or scholar.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 283. THE CHIEF DEFICIENCY OF ACTIVE PEOPLE, 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

If there be still enjoyment in society and in art, it is enjoyment such as over worked slaves provide for themselves.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 329. Leisure and Idleness, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A person often does not know how rich he is until he learns from experience what rich people steal from him.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 257. From Experience, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

They all strive for the throne: it is their madness - as if happiness sat upon the throne! Often filth sits opon the throne - and often the throne upon filth too.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The New Idol, 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

But wherever I found living things, there heard I also the language of obedience.

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

And know this also: he who cannot obey himself, will be commanded. Such is the nature of living creatures.

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

For, my brothers, the best shall rule, the best wants to rule! And where it is taught differently, there - the best is lacking.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Old and New Law-Tables, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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