Nietzsche's quotes - a small collection

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Thoughts are the shadows of our sensations - always darker, emptier, simpler than these.

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.

We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics.

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

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

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

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