Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  GOOD AND EVIL, GOOD AND BAD, THE GOOD AND THE WICKED

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

To recognise untruth as a condition of Life; that is certainly to impugn the traditional ideas of value in a dangerous manner, and a philosophy which ventures to do so, has thereby alone placed itself beyond good and evil.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 1, The Prejudices of Philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But there is no doubt that for the discovery of certain portions of truth the wicked and unfortunate are more favourably situated and have a greater likelihood of success; not to speak of the wicked who are happy - a species about whom moralists are silent.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 2, The Free Spirit, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 4, Maxims and Interludes, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

To call a thing good not a day longer than it appears to us good, and above all not a day earlier — that is the only way to keep joy pure.

Human, All-Too-Human : Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, 327. DEBASEMENT OF JOY, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Hatred, delight in mischief, rapacity and ambition, and whatever else is called evil belong to the marvellous economy of the conservation of the species. To be sure a costly, lavish, and on the whole very foolish economy - which has, however, preserved the species, as is demonstrated to us.

The Gay Science : First Book, 1. The Teachers of the purpose of Existence., 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

The strongest and most evil spirits have to date advanced mankind the most: they always rekindled the sleeping passions - all orderly arranged society lulls the passions to sleep; they always reawakened the sense of comparison, of contradiction, of delight in the new, the adventurous, the untried; they compelled men to set opinion against opinion, ideal plan against ideal plan.

The Gay Science : First Book, 4. That which Preserves the Species, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But every soil becomes finally exhausted, and the ploughshare of evil must always come once more.

The Gay Science : First Book, 4. That which Preserves the Species, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

But in reality the evil impulses are just in as high a degree expedient, indispensable, and conservative of the species as the good: only, their function is different.

The Gay Science : First Book, 4. That which Preserves the Species, 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

All names of good and evil are images; they do not speak out, they only hint. He is a fool who seeks knowledge from them.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Bestowing Virtue, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

And he who has to be a creator in good and evil - truly, he has first to be a destroyer, and break values.

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

Truly, I have often laughed at the weaklings, who think themselves good because their claws are blunt!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Sublime Men, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Also among men there is a beautiful brood of the warm sun, and much that is marvellous in the wicked.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Manly Prudence, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Truly, there is still a future even for evil! And the warmest south is as yet still undiscovered by man.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Manly Prudence, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

For all things are baptized at the font of eternity, and beyond good and evil; good and evil themselves, however, are but intervening shadows and damp afflictions and passing clouds.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Before Sunrise, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Once had you passions and called them evil. But now you have only your virtues: they grew out of your passions.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Joys and Passions, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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