Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  LOGIC, REASON AND LANGUAGE

A German is almost incapacitated for presto in his language; consequently also, as may be reasonably inferred, for many of the most delightful and daring nuances of free, free-spirited thought.

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

Might not the philosopher elevate himself above faith in grammar?

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

we have at any moment only those thoughts for the words which we have to hand.

Daybreak, Book 4 251-350, Friedrich Nietzsche    

One of those things that may drive a thinker into despair is the recognition of the fact that the illogical is necessary for man, and that out of the illogical comes much that is good.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 31. THE ILLOGICAL NECESSARY, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Language contains a hidden philosophical mythology, which, however careful we may be, breaks out afresh at every moment. The belief in free will — that is to say, in similar facts and isolated facts — finds in language its continual apostle and advocate.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 11. FREEDOM OF THE WILL AND THE ISOLATION OF FACTS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Every word, every idea only desires to live in its own company — that is the moral of a choice style.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 111. CAUTION IN QUOTATION, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Every word has its scent; there is a harmony and discord of scents, and so too of words.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 119. SCENT OF WORDS, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

In certain pious people I have found a hatred of reason, and have been favourably disposed to them for it: their bad intellectual conscience was at least exposed by that!

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

Logic they considered necessary - like bread and water - but similarly Iit would be a kind of prison meal if taken on its own with nothing added.

The Gay Science : Second Book, 82. Esprit as un-Grecian, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The dominant tendency however, to treat as equal that which is merely similar - an illogical tendency for there is nothing equal - is what first created the whole basis for logic.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 111. Origin of the Logical, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The most treacherous way of harming a cause is to defend it intentionally with faulty arguments.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 191. Against many a defense, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

One chooses logical argument only when one has no other means.

Twighlight of the Idols, The Problem of Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Nothing is easier to nullify than a logical argument: the tedium of long speeches proves this.

Twighlight of the Idols, The Problem of Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

I am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar.

Twighlight of the Idols, "Reason" in Philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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