Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes Quotations :  SAINTS AND SAINTLINESS

Every virtue inclines to stupidity, every stupidity to virtue; "stupid to the point of sanctity," they say in Russia, - let us be careful lest out of pure honesty we eventually become saints and bores!

Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 7, Our Virtues, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

A few hours of mountain climbing make a blackguard and a saint two rather similar creatures.

Human, All-Too-Human : The Wanderer and His Shadow, 263. THE PATH TO EQUALITY, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

And many a one who has gone into the wilderness and suffered thirst with beasts of prey, did so simply to avoid having to sit at the cistern with filthy camel drivers.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Rabble, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

Has there ever been anything filthier on earth than the saints in the wilderness? Around them was not only the devil loose around them- but also the swine.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Higher Man, Friedrich Nietzsche    Go to Quote

 

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