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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Henri Nouwen Quotes and Sayings

Henri Nouwen Quotes

Henri Nouwen Image Quote


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?' These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will be many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
Henri Nouwen

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
Henri Nouwen

The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
Henri Nouwen

Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.
Henri Nouwen

Prayer is the beginning and the end, the source and the fruit, the core and the content, the basis and the goal of all peacemaking.
Henri Nouwen

One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal.
Henri Nouwen

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
Henri Nouwen

The real enemies of our life are the 'oughts' and the 'ifs.' They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and now.
Henri Nouwen

Discipline means to prevent everything in your life from being filled up. Discipline means that somewhere you're not occupied, and certainly not preoccupied. In the spiritual life, discipline means to create that space in which something can happen that you hadn't planned or counted on.
Henri Nouwen

Intimacy is not a happy medium. It is a way of being in which the tension between distance and closeness is dissolved and a new horizon appears. Intimacy is beyond fear.
Henri Nouwen

Spiritual identity means we are not what we do or what people say about us. And we are not what we have. We are the beloved daughters and sons of God.
Henri Nouwen

The journey from teaching about love to allowing myself to be loved proved much longer than I realised.
Henri Nouwen

Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.
Henri Nouwen

The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now.
Henri Nouwen

A life without a lonely place, that is, without a quiet center, becomes destructive.
Henri Nouwen

To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer.
Henri Nouwen

To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.
Henri Nouwen

If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
Henri Nouwen

Just as people can watch spellbound a circus artist tumbling through the air in a phosphorized costume, so they can listen to a preacher who uses the Word of God to draw attention to himself. But a sensational preacher stimulates the senses and leaves the spirit untouched. Instead of being the way to God, his 'being different' gets in the way.
Henri Nouwen

God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.
Henri Nouwen

People with handicaps teach me that being is more important than doing, the heart is more important than the mind, and caring together is better than caring alone.
Henri Nouwen

Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
Henri Nouwen

Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.
Henri Nouwen

Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting.
Henri Nouwen

The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don't see the results.
Henri Nouwen

One of the most beautiful ways for spiritual formation to take place is to let your insecurity lead you closer to the Lord. Natural hypersensitivity can become an asset; it makes you aware of your need to be with people and it allows you to be more willing to look at their needs.
Henri Nouwen

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.
Henri Nouwen

Jesus didn't say, 'Blessed are those who care for the poor.' He said, 'Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.' It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself.
Henri Nouwen

God wants you to live for others and to live that presence well.
Henri Nouwen

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
Henri Nouwen

Our Western society is showing its technological muscles in ever more threatening ways, but the experience of fear, anxiety and even despair has increased in equal proportion. Indeed, the paradox is that the powerful giants feel as powerless as a new-born babe.
Henri Nouwen

When we have nothing to cling to as our own and cease thinking of ourselves as people who must defend privileges, we can open ourselves freely to others with the faithful expectation that our strength will manifest itself in our shared weakness.
Henri Nouwen

The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering.
Henri Nouwen

Our inclination is to show our Lord only what we feel comfortable with. But the more we dare to reveal our whole trembling self to him, the more we will be able to sense that his love, which is perfect love, casts out all our fears.
Henri Nouwen

Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper than the emergency bonds of fear and anger.
Henri Nouwen

Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.
Henri Nouwen

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
Henri Nouwen

Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.
Henri Nouwen

Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.
Henri Nouwen

I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real.
Henri Nouwen

Our first responsibility in the midst of violence is to prevent it from destroying us.
Henri Nouwen

When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live.
Henri Nouwen

The evangelical movement has become just a bit victimized by a success-oriented culture, wanting the church - like the corporation - to be successful.
Henri Nouwen

Living in a community with very wounded people, I came to see that I had lived most of my life as a tightrope artist trying to walk on a high, thin cable from one tower to the other, always waiting for the applause when I had not fallen off and broken my leg.
Henri Nouwen

In our production-oriented society, being busy, having an occupation, has become one of the main ways, if not the main way, of identifying ourselves. Without an occupation, not just our economic security but our very identity is endangered.
Henri Nouwen

'How much longer will I live?'... Only one thing seems clear to me. Every day should be well-lived. What a simple truth! Still, it is worthy of my attention.
Henri Nouwen

Our efforts to disconnect ourselves from our own suffering end up disconnecting our suffering from God's suffering for us. The way out of our loss and hurt is in and through.
Henri Nouwen

The Christian leaders of the future have to be theologians, persons who know the heart of God and are trained - through prayer, study, and careful analysis - to manifest the divine event of God's saving work in the midst of the many seemingly random events of their time.
Henri Nouwen

In solitude we become aware that we were together before we came together and that life is not a creation of our will but rather an obedient response to the reality of our being united.
Henri Nouwen

Ministers are powerless people who have nothing to boast of except their weaknesses. But when the Lord whom they serve fills them with His blessing they will move mountains and change the hearts of people wherever they go.
Henri Nouwen

I have an increasing sense that the most important crisis of our time is spiritual and that we need places where people can grow stronger in the spirit and be able to integrate the emotional struggles in their spiritual journeys.
Henri Nouwen

The Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. God loves us, not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love.
Henri Nouwen

Peacemaking is a full-time vocation that includes each member of God's people.
Henri Nouwen

Asking people for money is giving them the opportunity to put their resources at the disposal of the Kingdom.
Henri Nouwen

As peacemakers, we must resist all the powers of war and destruction and proclaim that peace is the divine gift offered to all who affirm life. Resistance means saying 'No' to all the forces of death, wherever they may be.
Henri Nouwen

To be a minister means above all to become powerless, or in more precise terms, to speak with our powerlessness to the condition of powerlessness which is so keenly felt but so seldom expressed by the people of our age.
Henri Nouwen

Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.
Henri Nouwen

In their poverty, the mentally handicapped reveal God to us and hold us close to the gospel.
Henri Nouwen

Too many of us are lonely ministers practicing a lonely ministry.
Henri Nouwen

The resistance to praying is like the resistance of tightly clenched fists. This image shows a tension, a desire to cling tightly to yourself, a greediness which betrays fear.
Henri Nouwen

For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.
Henri Nouwen

Friday, 22 August 2014

Anais Nin Quotes and Sayings

Anais Nin Quotes

Anais Nin Image Quote


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Anais Nin

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

Good things happen to those who hustle.
Anais Nin

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Anais Nin

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Anais Nin

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Anais Nin

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
Anais Nin

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Anais Nin

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
Anais Nin

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Anais Nin

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
Anais Nin

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
Anais Nin

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
Anais Nin

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
Anais Nin

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Anais Nin

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Anais Nin

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Anais Nin

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
Anais Nin

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
Anais Nin

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
Anais Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
Anais Nin

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
Anais Nin

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
Anais Nin

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
Anais Nin

Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.
Anais Nin

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
Anais Nin

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all.
Anais Nin

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes and Sayings

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

I asses the power of will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn this to its advantage.
"I asses the power of will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn this to its advantage."


We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
Friedrich Nietzsche

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The doer alone learneth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The future influences the present just as much as the past.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We have art in order not to die of the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
Friedrich Nietzsche

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The word 'Christianity' is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
Friedrich Nietzsche

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is not consolation. It is light.
Friedrich Nietzsche

For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Woman was God's second mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
Friedrich Nietzsche

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'
Friedrich Nietzsche

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art raises its head where creeds relax.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
Friedrich Nietzsche

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Friedrich Nietzsche

I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?
Friedrich Nietzsche

What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Fear is the mother of morality.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Success has always been a great liar.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The lie is a condition of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
Friedrich Nietzsche

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In everything one thing is impossible: rationality.
Friedrich Nietzsche

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche

War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of 'eternity'; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
Friedrich Nietzsche

We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Plato was a bore.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I love those who do not know how to live for today.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, 18 August 2014

#0071

It's kind of fun to do the impossible image quote
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

#0070

I know how it feels to be different, and i know how lonely that can be image quote.
"I know how it feels to be different, and i know how lonely that can be."

#0069

The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability image quote
"The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability."

#0068

This bond between us can't be broken. I will be here, don't you cry image quote
"This bond between us can't be broken. I will be here, don't you cry."

#0067

I'm only brave when i have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble image quote
"I'm only brave when i have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble."

#0066

Though he is far away, i'll find my love someday. Someday when my dreams come true image quote
"Though he is far away, i'll find my love someday. Someday when my dreams come true."

#0065

I wonder how many wishes a star can give image quote
"I wonder how many wishes a star can give."

#0064

You'll be alright. We're together now. Everything's gonna be fine. You'll See image quote
"You'll be alright. We're together now. Everything's gonna be fine. You'll See."

#0063

I have always dreamed that my life could be like a fairy tale, a perfect fantasy image quote
"I have always dreamed that my life could be like a fairy tale, a perfect fantasy."

#0062

There is a world where hope and dream can last for all time image quote
"There is a world where hope and dream can last for all time."

#0061

To laugh at yourself, Is to love yourself image quote
"To laugh at yourself, Is to love yourself."

#0060

"Waiting for something, that isn't going to happen image quote."
"Waiting for something, that isn't going to happen."

Sunday, 17 August 2014

#0059

There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind image quote
"There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind."

#0058

Sometimes the bests way to appreciate something, is to be without it for a while image quote
"Sometimes the bests way to appreciate something, is to be without it for a while."

#0057

I wish i knew the reason image quote
"I wish i knew the Reason."

Saturday, 16 August 2014

#0056

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective image quote
"The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective."

Friday, 15 August 2014

#0055

life will test you image quote
"When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger."

#0054

Positive feelings & positive actions image quote
"Have positive feelings & positive action."

#0053


Never underestimate the power of a Great Ass image quote
"Great Ass.."

Thursday, 14 August 2014

#0052

Life is about the change image quote
"Life is about the change"

#0051

Happiness is all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate image quote
"Happiness is all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate."

#0050

We made love whenever we held hands image quote
"We made love whenever we held hands."

Monday, 11 August 2014

#0049

"It's not simply about knowing your worth. It's about having the strength to never accept less."

#0048

If you are not willing to change, don't expect your life to either image quote
"If you're not willing to change, don't expect your life to either."

#0047

I am not the one for you image quote

#0046

If i let you in, please don't break anything image quote

Sunday, 10 August 2014

#0045

I breathe easier with the weight of your body lying on my chest image quote

#0044

How to stay together no matter what image quote

#0043

Marry someone who has a different favorite cereal than you so they wont eat all of yours image
"Marry someone who has a different favorite cereal than you so they wont eat all of yours."

#0042

Love is meant to be an adventure image quote
"Love is meant to be an adventure."

#0041

Don't wait to realize you shouldn't have waited image quote

#0040

Maybe you were worth so much more image Quote

#0039

The beat of your heart soothe me to sleep image quote

#0038

We all need grace image Quote
"Believe the best about people. Pray for their short comings. You are not the standard. We all need grace."

#0037

Beauty is opposite of perfection. It's about confidence, charisma and character image Quote
"Beauty is opposite of perfection. It's about confidence, charisma and character."

#0036

The best portion of your life will the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you image Quotes
"The best portion of your life will the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you."

#0035

I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more image Quote

#0034

Fine someone who loves you enough image quote
"Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack."

#0033

If i had to choose my best day ever, my finest hour, my wildest dream come true; Mine would be you image Quote
"If i had to choose my best day ever, my finest hour, my wildest dream come true;
Mine would be you."

#0032

I can't Stop thinking about you image Quote
"I can't Stop Thinking about you."

#0031

When i am happy, things will change image Quote

#0029

I'm looking for my other whole image quote

#0028

Hopeless romantic with dirty mind Image Quotes

#0030

Being deeply loved gives you Strength; loving deeply gives you Courage Image Quote
"Being deeply loved gives you Strength;
loving deeply gives you Courage."

#0027

A true love story never ends Image Quote
"A true love story never ends."

#0026

I love you So much image Quote

Saturday, 9 August 2014

#0025

"Your heart and your head can either be your best friends or your worst enemies. Sometimes we have to be very careful which one we ask for advice. Because both of them mistakenly think they know all the answers."