Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsch 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, writer, and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest person ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Fear is the mother of morality.
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
The doer alone learneth.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.