Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday 13 #440

Quotes from Friedrich Nietzche

Which is your favorite?

1. There is always some madness in love. But there is always some reason in madness.

2. Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

3. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

4. Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

5. To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

6. Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

7. Without music, life would be a mistake.

8. You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

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

10. There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

11. All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

12. All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

13. 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.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 440th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Very deep. I'll be thinking about #6 for awhile and I think I passed the test of #13. Thank God.

  2. Wait. Nietzche is responsible for #3? I find myself refuting it all the time.

  3. I like 4, 6 and 7. Interesting that we both did quotes today. Mine

  4. Love really is blind. He was right.

  5. I like the first one about madness in love.

  6. I like the first one about madness in love.

  7. I'll go with number 8. People need to quit thinking their way is the only way.


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