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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Biography : German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet and philologist.
Born: 1844 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Germany
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The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.
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All of us harbour in ourselves hidden gardens and plantations;
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Become who you are!
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He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”
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He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Let it not be your honor henceforth whence you come, but where you go!
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One repays a teacher badly if one always remains only a pupil.
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My happiness should justify existence itself!
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One thing is needful. - To "give style" to one's character.
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Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.

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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
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The higher we rise, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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Without music, life would be a mistake.
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... but we want to be the poets of our life—first of all in the smallest, most everyday matters.
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And life itself confided this secret to me: "Behold," it said, "I am that which must always overcome itself.
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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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The ignoble nature is distinguished by the fact that it keeps its advantage steadily in view, and that this thought of the end and advantage is even stronger than its strongest impulse.
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion
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Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman - a rope over an abyss.
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The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.
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But in the loneliest desert the second metamorphosis occurs: the spirit here becomes a lion; it wants to capture freedom and be lord in its own desert.
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But in the loneliest desert the second metamorphosis occurs: the spirit here becomes a lion; it wants to capture freedom and be lord in its own desert.

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Beware of spitting against the wind!
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We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.
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Men press towards the light, not so as to see better, but so as to shine better.
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