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Friedrich Nietzsche
(1844-1900) born on
Oct 15
German philosopher, poet. He was a noted critic of Christianity, conformism and nationalism who wrote "The Birth of Tragedy," 1872.
         
   
F
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.

R
To live alone one must be an animal or a god --says Aristotle. There is yet a third case: one must be both --a philosopher.
A
That grand drama in a hundred acts, which is reserved for the next two centuries of Europe --the most terrible, most questionable and perhaps also the most hopeful of all dramas. . .
N
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
K
You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy shall be your success too.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Anti-Christ, aph. 54 (1895).
R: Twilight of the Idols, , "Maxims and Arrows," aph. 3 (1889).
A: The Genealogy of Morals, Essay 3, aph. 27 (1887; tr. 1899).
N: The Genealogy of Morals, essay 2, aph. 14, 1887.
K: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, pt. 1, "Of War and Warriors" (1883-92; tr. 1961).
   


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