Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  PRIESTS

And like the father, so also do the teacher, the class, the priest, and the prince still see in every new individual an unobjectionable opportunity for a new possession.

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 5, On the Natural History of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

In short, then, the religious cult is based upon the representations of sorcery between man and man, and the sorcerer is older than the priest.

Human, All-Too-Human : Part One, 111. THE ORIGIN OF THE RELIGIOUS CULT, 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

One cannot read the New Testament without acquired admiration for whatever it abuses not to speak of the "wisdom of this world," which an impudent wind bag tries to dispose of "by the foolishness of preaching."

The AntiChrist, Chapter 46, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

All preachers of morality, as also all theologians have a bad habit in common: all of them try to persuade man that he is very ill, and that a severe, final, radical cure is necessary.

The Gay Science : Fourth Book, 326. Physicians of the Soul and Pain, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Let them like the Tibetans, chew the cud of their "om mane padme hum" innumerable times, or, as in Benares, count the name of the God Ram-Ram-Ram (etc. with or without charm) on their fingers; or honour Vishnu with his thousand names of invocation, Allah with his ninety-nine; or they may make use of the prayer-wheels and the rosary: the main thing is that they are settled down for a time at this work and are tolerable to look at. This kind of prayer has been invented for the benefit of the pious who have thought and elevations of their own.

The Gay Science : Third Book, 128. The Value of Prayer, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote


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