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Twilight of the Idols Twilight of the Idols by Friedrich Nietzsche
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“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“The desire for a strong faith is not the proof of a strong faith, rather the opposite. If one has it one may permit oneself the beautiful luxury of skepticism: one is secure enough, fixed enough for it.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. the will to a system is a lack of integrity.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“if we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“My conception of freedom. — The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it — what it costs us. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Which is it? Is man only a blunder of God? Or is God only a blunder of man?”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Do you want to go along with others? or go on ahead? or go off on your own?...you must know what you want and that you want. Fourth question for the conscience.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“We no longer have a sufficiently high estimate of ourselves when we communicate. Our true experiences are not garrulous. They could not communicate themselves if they wanted to: they lack words. We have already grown beyond whatever we have words for. In all talking there lies a grain of contempt. Speech, it seems, was devised only for the average medium, communicable. The speaker has already vulgarized himself by speaking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“If you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Are you one who looks on? or lends a hand? - or who looks away, sidles off?...Third question for the conscience.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Only ideas won by walking have any value.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“A man recovers best from his exceptional nature - his intellectuality - by giving his animal instincts a chance.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“That is an artist as I love artists, modest in his needs: he really wants only two things, his bread and his art - panem et Circen.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“عن "الضمير الفكري" :
لا شيء يبدو لي اليوم أكثر ندرة من النفاق الحقيقي. وغالب ظني أن هذه الشجرة لا تتلاءم والهواء الناعم لحضارتنا الحالية. ينتمي النفاق إلى عصور الإيمان القوي، حيث لم يكن المرء ليتخلى عن معتقده الأصلي حتى وهو يجد نفسه مرغما على تبني معتقد آخر. أما اليوم، فإن الإنسان يتخلى عن معتقده الأول، أو أنه، وذلك ما غدا أمرا معتادا أكثر من غيره، يتبنى معتقدا ثانيا إلى جانب الأول -وهكذا يظل المرء صادقا في كل الأحوال. لا أشك في أنه من الممكن اليوم أن يتواجد عدد أكبر من المعتقدات مما كان عليه الأمر في ما مضى: ومن الممكن، تعني أنه مسموح بذلك، مما يعني أنه غير مضر. من هنا سينشأ التسامح تجاه النفس. -إن التسامح تجاه النفس يسمح بتواجد العديد من القناعات، وبأن تتعايش هذه الأخيرة بسلام في ما بينها -وتتفادى، كما هو شأن العالم كله في يومنا هذا، أن تضع نفسها موضع التورط. لكن كيف يورط المرء نفسه اليوم؟ عندما يكون منسجما مع نفسه؛ عندما يسير بحسب خط مستقيم؛ عندما يكون له أقل من خمس وجوه؛ عندما يكون صادقا... لكنّ خشيتي كبيرة أن يكون الإنسان المعاصر على درجة من الرفاه تجعله غير قادر على تحمل بعض الأعباء، مما يجعل هذه الأعباء تندثر. كل شر صادر عن إرادة قوية -ولعله لا يوجد من شر دون إرادة قوية- ينحلّ ويُمسخ فضيلة داخل الهواء الرخو لحياتنا... إن العدد القليل من المنافقين الذين عرفتهم لا يفعلون سوى التظاهر بالنفاق: لقد كانوا، كما هو شأن كل واحد من عشرة في أيامنا هذه، مجرد ممثلين.”
فريدريك نيتشه, Twilight of the Idols
“Even the most courageous among us only rarely has the courage to face what he already knows.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Christianity is the metaphysics of the hangman.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“One must reach out and try to grasp this astonishing finesse, that the value of lif cannot be estimated.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“My taste, which may be the opposite of a tolerant taste, is in this case very far from saying Yes indiscriminately: it does not like to say Yes;better to say No, but best of all to say nothing.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“The perfect woman indulges in literature just as she indulges in a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, looking around to see if anybody notices it — and to make sure that somebody does.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“أن يقبل المرء الناس برحابة صدر، وأن يجعل قلبه بيتا مفتوحا للجميع، فذلك كرم، لكنه يظل مجرد كرم. إنما تُعرف القلوب الأكثر سعةً لكرمِ الضيافة من نوافذها الكثيرة المغلقة وستائرها المسحوبة: إنها تدع أفضل غرفها شاغرة. لمَ يا ترى؟ لأنها تنتظر ضيوفا لا يكون على المرء أن "يتقبله برحابة صدر”
فريدريك نيتشه, Twilight of the Idols
“When the anarchist, as the mouthpiece of the declining levels of society, insists on 'right,' 'justice,' 'equal rights' with such beautiful indignation, he is just acting under the pressure of his lack of culture, which cannot grasp why he really suffers, what he is poor in– in life.

A drive to find causes is powerful in him: it must be somebody's fault that he's feeling bad . . . Even his 'beautiful indignation' does him good; all poor devils like to whine--it gives them a little thrill of power. Even complaints, the act of complaining, can give life the charm on account of which one can stand to live it: there is a subtle dose of revenge in every complaint; one blames those who are different for one's own feeling bad, and in certain circumstances even being bad, as if they were guilty of an injustice, a prohibited privilege. 'If I'm a lowlife, you should be one too': on this logic, revolutions are built.–

Complaining is never good for anything; it comes from weakness. Whether one ascribes one's feeling bad to others or to oneself–the socialist does the former, the Christian, for example, the latter–makes no real difference. What is common to both and, let us add, what is unworthy, is that it should be someone's fault that one is suffering–in short, that the sufferer prescribes the honey of revenge as a cure for his own suffering.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“I put forward at once — lest I break with my style, which is affirmative
and deals with contradiction and criticism only as a means, only involuntarily — the
three tasks for which educators are required. One must learn to see, one must learn to
think, one must learn to speak and write: the goal in all three is a noble culture.
Learning to see — accustoming the eye to calmness, to patience, to letting things
come up to it; postponing judgment, learning to go around and grasp each individual
case from all sides. That is the first preliminary schooling for spirituality: not to react
at once to a stimulus, but to gain control of all the inhibiting, excluding instincts.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Wir haben den Begriff "Zweck" erfunden: in der Realität fehlt der Zweck... Man ist nothwendig, man ist ein Stück Verhängniss, man gehört zum Ganzen, man ist im Ganzen, - es giebt Nichts, was unser Sein richten, messen, vergleichen, verurtheilen könnte, denn das hiesse das Ganze richten, messen, vergleichen, verurtheilen... Aber es giebt Nichts ausser dem Ganzen!”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Götzen-Dämmerung
“Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

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