Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  BUDDHISM

There is perhaps nothing so admirable in Christianity and Buddhism as their art of teaching even the lowest to elevate themselves by piety to a seemingly higher order of things, and thereby to retain their satisfaction with the actual world in which they find it difficult enough to live - this very difficulty being necessary.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 3, the Religious Nature, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Buddhism is a hundred times as realistic as Christianity it is part of its living heritage that it is able to face problems objectively and coolly; it is the product of long centuries of philosophical speculation.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 20, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Buddhism is a religion for the closing, over wearied stages of civilization.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 22, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

For this remains as I have already pointed out the essential difference between the two religions of decadence : Buddhism promises nothing, but actually fulfils; Christianity promises everything, but fulfils nothing.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 42, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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