Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  FAMILY RELATIONS, MARRIAGE

The Greeks, who knew so well what a friend was, they alone of all peoples have a profound and largely philosophical discussion of friendship; so that it is by them firstly (and as yet lastly) that the problem of the friend has been recognised as worthy of solution, these same Greeks have designated relatives by an expression which is the superlative of the word "friend". This is inexplicable to me.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 354. RELATIVES AS THE BEST FRIENDS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Among human beings there is no greater banality than death. Second in order, because it is possible to die without being born, comes birth, and next comes marriage.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 58. NEW ACTORS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Often, the son already betrays the father and the father understands himself better after he has a son.

The Gay Science : First Book, 9. Our Eruptions, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Marriage they call it; and they say their marriages are made in heaven. Well, I do not like it, this heaven of the herd!

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Marriage and Children, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

What child has not had reason to weep over its parents?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Marriage and Children, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I have I found all buyers cautious and astute. But even the most astute of them buys his wife while she is still wrapped.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Marriage and Children, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Modern marriage has lost its meaning - consequently one abolishes it.

Twighlight of the Idols, Expeditions of an Untimely Man, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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