Friday, June 08, 2007

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.

Fear is the mother of morality.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.


douglas novack said...

the poorest countries in the world have four things in common; illiteracy, famine, war and faith in god........

you should never fear risks..... amateurs built the ark, professionals built the titanic.

the most worthwhile things in my life at first scared the hell out of me........

douglas novack said...

my most valued hero.........

“Ghandi's seven sins:
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humility
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle”

ron paul said...

i wonder if an arranged marriage is the beginning of an arranged life and the death of valued freedom and independence........

douglas novack said...

Marriage will set you free of independence......and unlock the doors to compromise and forever being obligated and committed to the one you call your life partner and the misses.......... (try and google this one) ORIGINAL

douglas novack said...

I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.
Abstinence is forgiveness only when there is power to punish; it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature.
Action for one's own self binds, action for the sake of others delivers from bondage.
What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?
You assist an administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil administration never deserves such allegiance.
Ahimsa is the highest ideal. It is meant for the brave, never for the cowardly.
Ahimsa is the eradication of the desire to injure or to kill.
Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don't go together any more that water and fire.
True ahimsa should mean a complete freedom from ill-will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all.
The removal of untouchability is one of the highest expressions of ahimsa.
The strength to kill is not essential for self-defence; one ought to have the strength to die.
Khadi has been conceived as the foundation and the image of ahimsa. A real khadi-wearer will not utter an untruth. A real khadi-wearer will harbour no violence, no deceit, no impurity.
No power on earth can subjugate you when you are armed with the sword of ahimsa. It ennobles both the victor and the vanquished.
The votary of ahimsa has only one fear, that is, of God.
The hardest heart and the grossest ignorance must disappear before the rising sun of suffering without anger and without malice.
The power of unarmed nonviolence is any day far superior to that of armed force.
I know nothing of the science of astrology and I consider it to be a science, if it is a science, of doubtful value, to be severely left alone by those who have any faith in Providence.
God is conscience. He is even the atheism of the atheist.

douglas novack said...

faith is the key to your dreams; fear is the monster that blocks your realization; tradition and culture is beautiful and embodies you as one of the links to the chain of origin and traps you in a time capsule; other wise the link in the chain is nothing more than a pair of handcuffs that will inprison you the rest of your life and keeps you from exploring and experiencing the true magnitude and possibilities of your existance .......

anathema said...

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."

That is one of my favorite quotes by Nietzsche. I even bought a t-shirt a while back with that quote on it.