Monday, February 1, 2010

Finding Your Nietzsche

I heard this thought-provoking quote at the end of a TV show tonight:

When you look long into the abyss the abyss also looks into you.

I have heard of Friedrich Nietzsche, knew he was a philosopher, did not know any of his famous quotes. So I Googled him. Here are a few more. Interesting stuff.

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.

The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.

I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.

What does not kill me makes me stronger.

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