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"God Is Dead."
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882

"Nietzsche is Dead."
God, 1900, as quoted by countless philosophy majors

"He who fights monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

"To find everything profound—that is an inconvenient trait. It makes one strain one's eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 158

"Above all else, my children, be hard. For what is done for love is beyond good and evil."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, telling people to live life by their own rules and nobody else's

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, railing against humanity's herd instincts

"The very word "Christianity" is a misunderstanding—at bottom there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, referring to Jesus (whom he saw as an example of The Übermensch)

"You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound."
Jeeves, Jeeves Takes Charge

"In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of 'world history' - yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.
Friedrich Nietzsche


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