Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  MALICE AND CRUELTY

The practice of judging and condemning morally, is the favourite revenge of the intellectually shallow on those who are less so, it is also a kind of indemnity for their being badly endowed by nature, and finally, it is an opportunity for acquiring spirit and becoming subtle - malice spiritualises.

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

Almost everything that we call "higher culture" is based upon the spiritualising and intensifying of cruelty - his is my thesis; the "wild beast" has not been slain at all, it lives, it flourishes, it has only been - transfigured.

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

Finally, let us consider that even the seeker of knowledge operates as an artist and glorifier of cruelty, in that he compels his spirit to perceive against its own inclination, and often enough against the wishes of his heart: - he forces it to say No, where he would like to affirm, love, and adore; indeed, every instance of taking a thing profoundly and fundamentally, is a violation, an intentional injuring of the fundamental will of the spirit, which instinctively aims at appearance and superficiality - in all desire for knowledge there is already a drop of cruelty.

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

Cruelty belongs to the most ancient festive joys of mankind.

Daybreak, The Morality Of Voluntary Suffering, 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    

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

If animals do us harm, we strive to annihilate them in every possible way. The means are often cruel enough, even without our really intending them to be so — it is the cruelty of thoughtlessness.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 57. INTERCOURSE WITH ANIMALS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Where advantage or the reverse do not come into play, we have a feeling of complete irresponsibility. For example, we kill or wound insects or let them live, and as a rule think no more about it.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 57. INTERCOURSE WITH ANIMALS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

He who is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge and we others will be his victims, if only in having always to endure his ugly sight. For the sight of the ugly makes one bad and gloomy.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 290. One Thing is Needful, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I have found it more dangerous among men than among animals; Zarathustra is treading dangerous paths.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Zarathustra's Prologue, 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

For man is the cruellest animal.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Convalescent, 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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