Friedrich Nietzsche is an influential German philosopher. He was born in 1844, in Röcken bei Lützen, Germany.
He had written significant works, including “Thus Spoke Zarathustra“,”Beyond Good and Evil”, “The Genealogy of Morals” and “Twilight of the Idols”.
“God is death” (“Gott ist tot” in German) is the famous line from Nietzsche. It appears in both of his work “The Gay Science” and “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”.
I agree with many people that Nietzsche’s work is very dense and it is very difficult to understand.
Best 5 Friedrich Nietzsche Quotations
Here is my favorite best five verified Friedrich Nietzsche quotations:
“What? Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man’s?”
“Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today.”
“Life is worth living, says art, the beautiful temptress; life is worth knowing, says science.”
(HOMER AND CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY. Inaugural address delivered at Bâle University, 28th of May 1869. Translated by J. M. Kennedy, 1910)
“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.”
(Thus Spoke Zarathustra, A Book For Everyone And No one, translated by R.J. Hollingdale, Of Old And Young Women)
“We are always in our own company.”
(The Gay Science, Book Three, sec.166)
Here is the full list of my selected verified quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche.