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Beyond Good and Evil Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Beyond Good and Evil
  1. #1
    “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.”
  2. #2
    “To talk much about oneself may also be a means of concealing oneself.”
  3. #3
    “Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.”
  4. #4
    “Love brings to light the noble and hidden qualities of a lover—his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive as to his normal character.”
  5. #5
    “It seems that in order to inscribe themselves upon the heart of humanity with everlasting claims, all great things have first to wander about the earth as enormous and awe-inspiring caricatures.”
  6. #6
    “HOW COULD anything originate out of its opposite? For example, truth out of error?
  1. #7
    “The fundamental belief of metaphysicians is THE BELIEF IN ANTITHESES OF VALUES.”
  2. #8
    “In spite of all the value which may belong to the true, the positive, and the unselfish, it might be possible that a higher and more fundamental value for life generally should be assigned to pretence, to the will to delusion, to selfishness, and cupidity. It might even be possible that WHAT constitutes the value of those good and respected things, consists precisely in their being insidiously related, knotted, and crocheted to these evil and apparently opposed things—perhaps even in being essentially identical with them.”
  3. #9
    “The sense of the tragic increases and declines with sensuousness.”
  4. #10
    “The belly is the reason why man does not so readily take himself for a God.”
  5. #11
    “TO RECOGNISE UNTRUTH AS A CONDITION OF LIFE; that is certainly to impugn the traditional ideas of value in a dangerous manner, and a philosophy which ventures to do so, has thereby alone placed itself beyond good and evil.”
  6. #12
    “The spectacle of the Tartuffery of old Kant, equally stiff and decent, with which he entices us into the dialectic by-ways that lead (more correctly mislead) to his “categorical imperative”—makes us fastidious ones smile, we who find no small amusement in spying out the subtle tricks of old moralists and ethical preachers.”

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  1. #13
    “It has gradually become clear to me what every great philosophy up till now has consisted of—namely, the confession of its originator, and a species of involuntary and unconscious auto-biography.”
  2. #14
    “But this is an old and everlasting story: what happened in old times with the Stoics still happens today, as soon as ever a philosophy begins to believe in itself. It always creates the world in its own image; it cannot do otherwise; philosophy is this tyrannical impulse itself, the most spiritual Will to Power, the will to “creation of the world,” the will to the causa prima.”
  3. #15
    “A living thing seeks above all to DISCHARGE its strength—life itself is WILL TO POWER; self-preservation is only one of the indirect and most frequent RESULTS thereof.”
  4. #16
    “Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.”
  5. #17
    “Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes—what? perhaps a ‘world’?”
  6. #18
    “Not only our reason, but also our conscience, truckles to our strongest impulse—the tyrant in us.”
  7. #19
    “The greater part of the conscious thinking of a philosopher is secretly influenced by his instincts, and forced into definite channels.”
  8. #20
    “Poets act shamelessly towards their experiences: they exploit them.”
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