Friedrich Nietzsche 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900

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The mouth may lie, alright, but the face it makes nonetheless tells the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 101, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 166 (1886).
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 (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 102, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 173 (1886).
He who seeks intelligence lacks intelligence.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 329, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 547, "The 'Intellectuals'," (1878). The German word Geist which is translated as "intelligence" here might just as appropriately be translated as "spirit," "mind," "genius," or "wit." An alternative translation:M"He who tries to be witty is lacking in wit."

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''Schild der Nothwendigkeit! / Höchstes Gestirn des Seins! / –das kein Wunsch erreicht, / das kein Nein befleckt, / ewiges Ja des Sein's, / ewig bin ich dein Ja: / denn ich liebe dich, oh Ewigkeit! '' - Friedrich Nietzsche, in “Dionysos – Dithyramben” (1882-’84)
he was also a philologist