Friedrich Nietzsche

Author of Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None and 40+ Books

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a late 19th-century German philosopher who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in improving individual and cultural health, believing in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world in which we live, rather than those in a world beyond. Central to his philosophy is the idea of life-affirmation, which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that d... rain expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views may be. Nietzsches' revitalizing philosophy, often referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with Sren Kierkegaard (18131855), has inspired leading figures in all spheres of cultural life;READ MORE

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

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Only sick music makes money today.

I fear that, with our current veneration for the natural and the real, we have arrived at the opposite pole to all idealism, and have landed in the region of the waxworks.

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

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.

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