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Friedrich Nietzsche

1844-1900. German-Swiss philosopher and writer, one of the most influential of modern thinkers.

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The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.

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You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

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Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.

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What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

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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.

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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

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A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

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One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.

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One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

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The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.

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