Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  GOD

Do not paint a picture either of God or the devil on your walls: this will ruin both your walls and the atmosphere.

Daybreak, Book 4 351-422, Friedrich Nietzsche    

Away from God and gods did this will lure me: what would there be to create if gods existed?

Ecce Homo, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche    

God is a too palpably clumsy answer; an answer which shows a lack of delicacy towards us thinkers—fundamentally, even a crude prohibition to us: you shall not think!

Ecce Homo, Why I am So Clever, Friedrich Nietzsche    

Only the highest and most active animals are capable of being bored. The boredom of God on the seventh day of Creation would be a subject for a great poet.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 56. INTELLECT AND BOREDOM, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A nation that still believes in itself holds fast to its own god.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 16, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

The priest knows, as every one knows, that there is no longer any "God," or any "sinner," or any "Saviour" that "free will" and the "moral order of the world" are lies : serious reflection, the profound self conquest of the spirit, allow no man to pretend that he does not know it.

The AntiChrist, Chapter 38, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

There is a lake that one day refused to flow away and threw up a dam at the place where it had before flowed out and since then this lake has always risen higher and higher. Perhaps the very act of renunciation provides us with the strength to bear it ; perhaps man will rise ever higher and higher when he no longer flows out into a God.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 285. Excelsior!, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

God is dead : - but as the human race is constituted there will perhaps be caves for millenniums yet, in which people will show his shadow.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 108. New Struggles, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him!

The Gay Science : Third Book, 125. The Madman, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

If God had wanted to become an object of love, he would first of all have had to forgo judging and justice : a judge, and even a gracious judge, is no object of love.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 140. Too Jewish, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Once blasphemy again God was the greatest blasphemy; but God died, and thereupon those blasphemers died too.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Zarathustra's Prologue, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

It is I, the ungodly Zarathustra, who says: 'Who is more ungodly than I, that I may rejoice in his teaching?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Retired from Service, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

There did he sit shrivelled in his chimney corner, fretting on account of his weak legs, world weary, will weary, and one day he suffocated through his excessive pity”.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Retired from Service, 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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