Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wise Words from Friedrich Nietzsche

Some cool quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche:

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.

Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)

The man was a bit crazy sometimes, but he was also sometimes pretty clear in his insights into human nature.

1 comment:

gargola.verde said...

Some days, I really need to read a few of the best Nietzsche quotations, and today happened to be the day...and here they are. :o) (I probably shouldn't use a smiley in any sentence containing the word "Nietzsche", but there you have it.)

Thanks for posting these, and thanks for a great site. :o)