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Nietzsche quotes
« on: November 29, 2006, 01:12:35 pm »
Ie; the smart stuff he said before the syphilis crossed the blood-brain barrier

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Plato was a bore.

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?

I tell you: one must have chaos in one to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in you.

I conjure you, my brethren, to remain faithful to earth, and do not believe those who speak unto you of super terrestrial hopes! Poisoners they are, whether they know it or not.

If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.

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.

How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy.

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.

My time has not yet come either: some are born posthumously.

Not every end is a goal. The end of a melody is not its goal; however, if the melody has not reached its end, it would also not have reached its goal. A parable.

Against boredom, even the gods struggle in vain.

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

Be careful in casting out your devil 'lest you cast out the best thing about you.

Live in danger. Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius.

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 09:06:16 pm »
 Now, for something slightly different - Camus quotes (Yes, I'm that bored).



A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.

A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.

There are always reasons for murdering a man. But there is no justification for his existence.

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

What is a rebel? A man who says no.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 04:53:55 pm »
Good lists. Have you been trawling the web, or doing a lot of reading?

I've only read The Outsider by Camus; I quite enjoyed it.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 05:05:21 pm »
Thanks.  Abit of both really.  I've read most of Nietzsche's work, but stole these off the web.  I've only read The Outsider by Camus as well, but my A Level Philosophy teacher was a huge Camus fan and so we did learn a fair bit about him, indirectly.

I'll add some other quotes later, I have quite a few saved.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 01:13:12 pm »
Hey, are there any Hesse quotes out there?


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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006, 01:20:13 pm »
Probably....I'll check my rather extensive source on this.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006, 11:11:26 am »
Hey, are there any Hesse quotes out there?


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my favourite:

Quote from: Herman Hesse in Siddharta
"...Listen, Kamala, when you throw a stone into the water, it finds the quickest way to the bottom of the water. It is the same when Siddhartha has an aim, goal. Siddhartha does nothing; he waits, he thinks, he fasts, but he goes through the affairs of the world like the stone through the water, without doing anything, without bestirring himself; he is drawn and lets himself fall. He is drawn by his goal, for he does not allow anything to enter his mind which opposes his goal. That is what Siddhartha learned from the Samanas. It is what fools call magic and what they think is caused by demons. Nothing is caused by demons, there are no demons. Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goal, if he can think, wait, and fast."

and another one:
Quote from: Herman Hesse in Demian
When we hate someone we are hating something that is within ourselves, in his image. We are never stirred up by something which does not already exist within us.

(i never read Demian, so no idea about the context of that quote)
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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2006, 06:47:11 am »
This thread needs more Machiavelli quotes...


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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2006, 10:30:19 am »
Of course, I'm only really picking out the quotes that fit Discordians (and Lord Byron was next on my list) but since you ask....

Machiavelli:

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.

It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006, 12:41:02 am »
Nietzsche: "Humans need to become better and more evil."

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 01:52:10 am »
Bumper edition of quotes today.

Lord Byron:

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.

I'll publish right or wrong. Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication

On with the dance! Let joy be undefined!

Opinions are made to be changed - or how is the truth to be got at.

Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and the Bored.

The 'good old times' - all times when old are good.

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.


Henrik Ibsen:

A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.

Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too.

One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.

The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it's the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it's the fools that form the overwhelming majority.

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006, 12:47:44 pm »
Some of these would fit very nicely in the "meme bomb" thread.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006, 05:45:10 am »
I really enjoyed reading those, thx for posting. Right now I occasionally filp through Ecce Homo and The Prince when I take a dump (sometimes I may read both books twice in one sitting).  Both are very interesting to read but I especially like Fred becuase of his sick sense of humor.
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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 05:56:26 am »
Bumping for Great Justice.  And also because I really appreciated reading a bunch of these - cheers.

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Re: Nietzsche quotes
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 11:41:59 am »
Nice bump.
Lord Byron: "Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

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