Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  SUFFERING, HARDSHIP, PAIN

The discipline of suffering, of great suffering - do you not know that it is this discipline alone that has produced all the elevations of humanity so far?

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 7, Our Virtues, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

One pays dearly for being immortal: one must die many times during his life.

Ecce Homo, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche    

There is nothing for which men ask to be paid dearer than for humiliation.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 373. ARROGANCE, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But are there many honest people who will admit that it is pleasing to give pain?

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 50. THE WISH TO AROUSE PITY, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Illusions are certainly expensive amusements; but the destruction of illusions is still more expensive, if looked upon as an amusement, as it undoubtedly is by some people.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 312. DESTRUCTIONS OF ILLUSIONS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Does not the discipline of the scientific spirit just commence when one no longer harbours any conviction?

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 344. To what Extent even We are still Pious, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But what if pleasure and pain should be so closely connected that he who wants the greatest possible amount of the one must also have the greatest possible amount of the other, that he who wants to experience the "heavenly high jubilation," must also be ready to be "sorrowful unto death"?

The Gay Science : First Book, 12. The Goal of Science, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Doing ill to those on whom we have to make our power felt; for pain is a far more sensitive means for that purpose than pleasure: pain always asks concerning the cause, while pleasure is inclined to keep within itself and not look backward.

The Gay Science : First Book, 13. The Theory of the Sense of Power, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Pity is the most pleasant feeling in those who have not much pride, and have no prospect of great conquests: the easy prey - and that is what every sufferer is - is for them an enchanting thing.

The Gay Science : First Book, 13. The Theory of the Sense of Power, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Examine the life of the best and most productive men and nations, and ask yourselves whether a tree which is to grow proudly skywards can dispense with bad weather and storms. Whether misfortune and opposition, or every kind of hatred, jealousy, stubbornness, distrust, severity, greed, and violence do not belong to the favourable conditions without which a great growth even of virtue is hardly possible?

The Gay Science : First Book, 19. Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I have given a name to my pain, and call it "dog".

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 312. My Dog, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

In pain there is as much wisdom as in pleasure: like the latter it is one of the best self preservatives of a species.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 318. Wisdom in Pain, 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

The ability to suffer is a small matter - weak women and even slaves can acheive virtuosity in that.

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

The Christian resolve to find the world ugly and bad, has made the world ugly and bad.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 130. A Dangerous Resolution, 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

He who bears injustice alone is terrible to behold.

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

But this word will I say to my enemies: What is all manslaughter in comparison with what you have done to me!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Funeral Song, 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

O my brothers, am I then cruel? But I say: that which is falling should also be pushed!

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

You have not yet suffered enough! For you suffer only from yourselves, you have not yet suffered from man.

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

 

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