Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  INTELLIGENCE AND STUPIDITY

Every virtue inclines to stupidity, every stupidity to virtue; "stupid to the point of sanctity," they say in Russia, - let us be careful lest out of pure honesty we eventually become saints and bores!

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

Why do I know a few things more than other people? Why in fact am I so clever?

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Clever, Friedrich Nietzsche    

It is the intellect that saves us from being utterly burnt and reduced to ashes; it occasionally drags us away, from the sacrificial altar of justice or enwraps us in a garment of asbestos.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 637., Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

He who has attained intellectual emancipation to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth and not even as a traveller towards a final goal, for there is no such thing.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 638. THE WANDERER, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I have the same experience over and over again and always try to resist it for although it is evident to me I still do not want to believe it: in the greater number of men the intellectual conscience is lacking; indeed, it would often seem to me that when demanding such a thing, one is as solitary in the largest cities as if you were in the desert.

The Gay Science : First Book, 2. The Intellectual Conscience, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It makes me happy to see that men do not want to think at all.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 278. The Thought of Death, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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