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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/?ni?t??/; German: [?f?i?d??ç ?v?lh?lm ?ni?t?s??]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Beginning his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy, he became the youngest-ever occupant of the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869, at age 24. He resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life, and he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother (until her death in 1897) and then his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and died in 1900.

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“This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves.”

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When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.

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“Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the very toes he is terrified, because the grou ...

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Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.

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“What we do in dreams we also do when we are awake: we invent and fabricate the person with whom w ...

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For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition ...

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“Dreaming. -- Either one does not dream at all, or one dreams in an interesting manner. One must l ...

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There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it ...

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God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comf ...

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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

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Faith: not wanting to know what is true.

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If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.

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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

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A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a ...

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The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.

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