quotes of Friedrich Nietzsche; 700 quotes

"Genius depends on dry air, on clear skies -- that is, on rapid metabolism, on the possibility of drawing again and again on great, even tremendous quantities of strength."

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"The strength required for the vision of the most powerful reality is not only compatible with the most powerful strength for action, for monstrous action, for crime -- it even presupposes it."

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"He is wholly without envy, but there is not merit therein: for he wants to conquer a land which no one yet possessed and hardly any one has ever seen."

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"Nobody is so constituted as to be able to live everywhere and anywhere; and he who has great duties to perform, which lay claim to all his strength, has, in this respect, a very limited choice."

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"Men are even lazier than they are timorous, and what they fear most is the troubles with which any unconditional honesty and nudity would burden them."

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"The Germans -- once they were called the nation of thinkers: do they still think at all? Nowadays the Germans are bored with intellect, the Germans mistrust intellect, politics devours all seriousness for really intellectual things. . ."

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"The most dangerous physicians are those who can act in perfect mimicry of the born physician."

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"All things return eternally, and ourselves with them: We have already existed in times without number, and all things with us."

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"So then, friends, what do you say? Amen! Until we meet again."

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"It has been said that misfortune sharpens our wits, but . . . it often simply dulls them."

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