In the gaze of the other

"My mistress' eyes are nothing…"

My friend Nietzsche

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Reading today in The Mindful Word, I am reminded that so many quotations I and others are so fluid in came unsuspectingly from the mind, mouth and pen of this great thinker and philosopher. I enjoyed the reminder, like running into an old friend.

Here are a few of the Friedrich Nietzsche quotes in today’s TMW. Click on the link to read the rest.
 
Without music, life would be a mistake.
 
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
 
No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.
 
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
 
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
 
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
 
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
 
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
 
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
 
There are no facts, only interpretations.
 
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
 
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
 
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
 
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
 
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
 
Man is the cruelest animal.
 
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.
 
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings—always darker, emptier and simpler.
 
Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.

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