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"Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Este vorba mai degraba de credinta lui Pascal, care se aseamana teribil cu o sinucidere lenta a ratiunii, - a unei ratiuni îndaratnice, longevive, asemenea unui vierme ce nu poate fi ucis dintr-o data, cu o singura lovitura. De la bun început, credinta crestina înseamna jertfire: jertfirea întregii libertati, a întregului orgoliu, a întregii constiinte de sine a spiritului; în plus, ea este o subjugare, autobatjocorire si automutilare. Exista si o doza de cruzime si de fenicianism religios în aceasta credinta pretinsa din partea unei constiinte macerate, complicate si prea alintate: ea porneste de la premisa ca supunerea spiritului trebuie sa fie indescriptibil de dureroasa, ca întregul trecut si toate deprinderile unui astfel de spirit se opun acestui absurdissimum care îl înfrunta în chip de „credinta"." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Suppose a human being has thus put his ear, as it were, to the heart chamber of the world will and felt the roaring desire for existence pouring from there into all the veins of the world, as a thundering current or as the gentlest brook, dissolving into a mist—how could he fail to break suddenly? How could he endure to perceive the echo of innumerable shouts of pleasure and woe in the "wide space of the world night," enclosed in the wretched glass capsule of the human individual, without inexorably fleeing toward his primordial home, as he hears this shepherd's dance of metaphysics? But if such a work could nevertheless be perceived as a whole, without denial of individual existence; if such a creation could be created without smashing its creator—whence do we take the solution of such a contradiction?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"if you are unwilling to endure your own suffering even for an hour, and ontinually forestall all possible misfortune, if you regard as deserving of annihilation, any suffering and pain generally as evil, as detestable, and as blots on existence, well, you have then, besides your religion of compassion, yet another religion in your heart (and this is perhaps the mother of the former)-the religion of smug ease. Ah, how little you know of the happiness of man, you comfortable and good-natured ones!for happiness and misfortune are brother and sister, and twins, who grow tall together, or, as with you, remain small together!" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"One is necessary, one is a piece of fate, one belongs to the whole, one is the whole – there exists nothing which could judge, measure, compare, condemn our being, for that would be to judge, measure, compare, condemn the whole…But nothing exists apart from the whole!" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Read from a distant star, the majuscule script of our earthly existence would perhaps lead to the conclusion that the earth was the distinctively ascetic planet, a nook of disgruntled, arrogant creatures filled with a profound disgust with themselves, at the earth, at all life, who inflict as much pain on themselves as they possibly can out of pleasure in inflicting pain which is probably their only pleasure." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"The secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships out into uncharted seas! Live in conflict with your equals and with yourselves! Be robbers and ravagers as soon as you ca not be rulers and owners, you men of knowledge! The time will soon past when you could be content to live concealed int he woods like timid deer!" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Try for once to justify the meaning of your existence as it were a posteriori by setting yourself an aim, a goal... an exalted and noble 'to this end.' Perish in pursuit of this and only this" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Perhaps I am even envious of Stendhal? He robbed me of the best atheist joke which precisely I could have made: 'God's only excuse is that he does not exist'...I myself have said somewhere: what hitherto been the greatest objection to existence? God..." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"If we affirm one moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event - and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"I will teach men the meaning of their existence: the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud- man." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Why go on clinging to this clod of earth, this way of life, why pay heed to what your neighbour says? It is so parochial to bind oneself to views which are no longer binding even a couple of hundred miles away. Orient and Occident are chalk-lines drawn before us to fool our timidity. I will make an attempt to attain freedom, the youthful soul says to itself; and is it to be hindered in this by the fact that two nations happen to hate and fight one another, or that two continents are separated by an ocean, or that all around it a religion is taught which, nevertheless, did not exist a few thousand years ago. All that is not you, it says to itself." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"it is only as an aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world are eternally justified." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Au existat pâna acum o mie de scopuri, caci au existat o mie de popoare. Doar lantul pe cele-o mie de capete lipseste, lipseste înca un singur scop. Umanitatea n-are înca scop. Dar spuneti-mi, voi, frati ai mei: daca umanitatii îi lipseste scopul, nu-nseamna oare ca ea însasi nu exista înca?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Man has to believe, to know, from time to time why he exists; his race cannot flourish without a periodic trust in life – without faith in reason in life." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Uma virtude deve ser nossa invenção, nossa defesa e nossa necessidade pessoais: tomada em qualquer outro sentido, não passa de um perigo. Aquilo que não é uma condição vital é prejudicial à vida: uma virtude que não existe senão por causa dum sentimento de respeito pela ideia de «virtude», como Kant a queria, é perigosa. A «virtude», o «dever», o «bem em si», o bem como carácter da impersonalidade do valor geral - quimeras onde se exprime a degenerescência, o último enfraquecimento da vida, a chinesice de Conisberga." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Without the errors which are active in every psychical pleasure and displeasrue a humanity would never have come into existence--whose fundamental feeling is and remains that man is the free being in a world of unfreedom, the external miracle worker whether he does good or ill, the astonishing exception, the superbeast and almost-god, the meaning of creation which cannot be thought away, the solution of the cosmic riddle, the mighty ruler over nature and the despiser of it, the creature which calls its history world history!--Vanitas vanitatum homo." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"The whole attitude of 'man against the world', of man as a 'world-negating' principle, of a man as the measure of the value of things, as judge of the world who places existence itself on his scales and finds it too light - the monstrous stupidity of this attitude has finally dawned on us and we are sick of it; we laugh as soon as we encounter the juxtaposition of 'man and world', separated by the sublime presumptuosness of the little word 'and!' But by laughing, haven't we simply taken contempt for man one step further?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Neither can such a doctrine argue: it simply does not understand that other doctrines exist, can exist, it simply does not know how to imagine an opinion contrary to its own" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Toate ideile despre Biserica sunt recunoscute drept ceea ce sunt, cea mai rea si falsa plata din câte exista, pentru a deprecia firea si valorile firesti, însusi preotul e recunoscut drept ceea ce este, cea mai periculoasa speta de parazit, adevaratul paianjen negru al vietii..." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"All that exists is just and unjust and is equally justified in both respects." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"The greatest weight.-- What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence - even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!"Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus?... Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"For believe me! — the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted seas! Live at war with your peers and yourselves! Be robbers and conquerors as long as you cannot be rulers and possessors, you seekers of knowledge! Soon the age will be past when you could be content to live hidden in forests like shy deer! At long last the search for knowledge will reach out for its due: — it will want to rule and possess, and you with it!" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"That immense framework and planking of concepts to which the needy man clings his whole life long in order to preserve himself is nothing but a scaffolding and toy for the most audacious feats of the liberated intellect. And when it smashes this framework to pieces, throws it into confusion, and puts it back together in an ironic fashion, pairing the most alien things and separating the closest, it is demonstrating that it has no need of these makeshifts of indigence and that it will now be guided by intuitions rather than by concepts. There is no regular path which leads from these intuitions into the land of ghostly schemata, the land of abstractions. There exists no word for these intuitions; when man sees them he grows dumb, or else he speaks only in forbidden metaphors and in unheard — of combinations of concepts. He does this so that by shattering and mocking the old conceptual barriers he may at least correspond creatively to the impression of the powerful present intuition." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"This is my way, what is your way? The way doesn't exist." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"[Dionysos'] being torn into pieces, the genuine Dionysiac suffering, is like a transformation into air, water, earth, and fire, so that we are to regard the state of individuation as the source and primal cause of all suffering.... In the view described here we already have all the constituent elements of a profound way of looking at the world and thus, at the same time, the doctrine of the Mysteries taught by tragedy: the fundamental recognition that everything which exists is a unity; the view that individuation is the primal source of all evil; and art as the joyous hope that the spell of individuation can be broken, a premonition of unity restored." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"...For action has no sense. It merely binds one to existence. All existence, however, has no sense. Evil is interpreted as that which leads to irrationalism: to the affirmation of means whose end is denied. A road to nonentity is the desideratum, hence all emotional impulses are regarded with horror." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Spaima profunda si suspicioasa de scufundare într-un pesimism incurabil este cea care constrânge întregi secole sa se tina cu dintii de o interpretare religioasa a existentei: acea spaima a instinctului care îsi închipuie ca s-ar putea ajunge prea devreme în posesia adevarului, mai înainte ca omul sa fi devenit îndeajuns de puternic, îndeajuns de dur, îndeajuns de artist... Considerata din acest punct de vedere, pietatea, "viata întru Dumnezeu" ar aparea ca fiind cel din urma si cel mai rafinat produs al spaimei de adevar, ca o divinizare si o betie artistica în fata celei mai consecvente falsificari posibile, ca o vrere de rasturnare a adevarului, o vrere spre neadevar cu orice pret. Poate ca nici n-a existat pâna acum vreun mijloc mai eficace pentru înfrumusetarea omului ca pietatea însasi: prin pietate omul se poate transfigura într-o asemenea masura în arta si superficie, în joc de culori, în bunatate, încât privelistea pe care o ofera sa nu mai provoace suferinta." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"the bowels of existence do not speak unto man, except as man." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"«Cel care cauta usor se pierde. Orice singuratate e o vina», asa graieste turma. Iar tu de multa vreme tii de turma. Si înca multa vreme vocea turmei va rasuna în tine. Iar când vei vrea sa zici: «Eu nu mai am aceeasi constiinta ca a voastra» va fi un plâns si o durere. Uite, durerea aceasta însasi se naste înca din aceeasi constiinta: si cel din urma licar al acestei constiinte luceste înca în mâhnirea ta.Vrei însa tu sa mergi pe calea mâhnirii tale, care e calea înspre tine însuti? Atunci arata-mi cu ce drept si cu ce forta? Esti tu o noua forta si-un nou drept? O prima punere-n miscare? O roata ce se-nvârte prin ea însasi? Poti tu supune chiar si stelele, spre-a se roti-mprejurul tau? Ah, exista-atât de multa lacomie de-naltimi! Exista-atâtea spasme-ale ambitiosilor! Arata-mi ca nu esti lacom, nici ambitios! Ah, exista-atât de multe gânduri mari, care nu fac nimic mai mult ca niste foi: se umfla, sporindu-si golul dinlauntru." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"The least step forward in the domain of free thought and individual life has been achieved in all ages to the accompaniment of physical and intellectual tortures: and not only the mere step forward, no! but every form of movement and change has rendered necessary innumerable martyrs, throughout the entire course of thousands of years which sought their paths and laid down their foundation-stones, years, however, which we do not think of when we speak about "world-history," that ridiculously small division of mankind's existence. And even in this so-called world-history, which in the main is merely a great deal of noise about the latest novelties, there is no more important theme than the old, old tragedy of the martyrs who tried to move the mire." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"S-ar putea sa existe chiar fanatici puritani ai constiintei care sa doreasca a muri culcati mai degraba pe un Nimic cert decât pe un Ceva nesigur. Dar acesta e nihilism, însemnul unui suflet deznadajduit si dezgustat de moarte, oricât de curajoase ar parea atitudinile unei astfel de virtuti." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Cada uno tiene su forma; yo tengo la mía. En cuanto a la mejor manera, la manera correcta, la única manera, no existe." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphisms, in short a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical intensification, translation and decoration […]; truths are illusions of which we have forgotten that they are illusions, metaphors which have become worn by frequent use and have lost all sensuous vigour […]. Yet we still do not know where the drive to truth comes from, for so far we have only heard about the obligation to be truthful which society imposes in order to exist"from, "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Printre cei care în Germania zilelor noastre traiesc în afara religiei, gasesc „liber cugetatori" de diverse soiuri si origini, dar mai cu seama o majoritate de oameni a caror munca asidua dusa din generatie în generatie le-a anihilat instinctele religioase: astfel ca ei nu mai au habar la ce servesc religiile, marginindu-se sa le înregistreze existenta cu un soi de uimire tâmpa. Ei se simt de-acum într-atât de preocupati, acesti oameni cumsecade, fie cu afacerile lor, fie cu placerile lor, nemaivorbind de „patrie", de ziare, de „îndatoririle de familie", încât se pare ca nu le mai ramâne timp deloc pentru religie, mai ales ca ei nu sunt siguri daca e vorba cumva de vreo afacere noua sau de o noua placere, - caci e cu neputinta, spun ei, sa mergi la biserica numai si numai pentru a-ti strica buna dispozitie." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"One has to take a somewhat bold and dangerous line with this existence: especially as, whatever happens, we are bound to lose it." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a German philosopher. His writing included critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Nietzsche began his career as a philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he became Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, but resigned in 1879 due to health problems, which would plague him for most of his life. In 1889 he exhibited symptoms of a serious mental illness, living out his remaining years in the care of his mother and sister until his death in 1900." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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