Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and scholar. Although he had no doctorate or teaching certificate, he became a professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland at the age of twenty-four. He also served for a short time as a medical orderly for the Prussian army during the Franco-Prussian War. His poor health, which resulted from several illnesses and injuries, forced him to resign from his professorship in 1879. Over the next 10 years he would publish a significant number of writings, including Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil and Twilight of the Idols. His works became more widely known and popular following his death, always viewed as complex and sometimes as controversial.
Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche…
Whatever cannot obey itself, is commanded. Such is the nature of living things.
Step out of your cave; the world waits for you as a garden.
To learn to look away from oneself is necessary in order to see many things.
The majority of men are, as it were, suspended in the air, like toy balloons; every breath of wind moves them.
Towards the throne they all strive: it is their madness — as if happiness sat on the throne.
For this is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love.
Dare to believe only in yourselves.
[This philosophy we speak of is] Cheerful and yet profound, like an October afternoon.