One should only speak where one cannot remain silent, and only speak of what one has conquered — the rest is all chatter, "literature", bad breeding.

Human, All-Too-Human : Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, PREFACE, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It is not the struggle of opinions that has made history so turbulent; but the struggle of belief in opinions, that is to say, of convictions.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 630., Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Opinions evolve out of passions; indolence of intellect allows those to congeal into convictions.

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

Changing opinions is in some natures as much demanded by cleanliness as changing clothes.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 346. DEMANDED BY CLEANLINESS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Finally, the growing consciousness is a danger, and whoever lives among the most conscious Europeans knows even that it is a disease.

The Gay Science : Fifth Book, 354. The Genius of the Species?, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Because men believed that they already possessed consciousness, they gave themselves very little trouble to acquire it and even now it is not otherwise!

The Gay Science : First Book, 11. Consciousness, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questioning - as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

The Gay Science : First Book, 41. Against Remorse, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Religious War has signified the greatest advance of the masses so far, for it proves that the masses have begun to treat concepts with respect.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 144. Religious Wars, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I am too hot and scorched with my own thought: often is it ready to take away my breath.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Scholars, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Everyone being allowed to learn to read – will ruin in the long run not only writing but thinking too.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Reading and Writing, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Only thoughts reached by walking have value.

Twighlight of the Idols, Maxims and Arrows, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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