Thursday, 22 November 2007

Aphorisms by Friedrich Nietzsche

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

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

And 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.

Art is the proper task of life.

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.”

There are no facts, only interpretations.

The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

The "Kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death."

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