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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ( /ˈniːtʃə/; ; October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and aphorism.

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    The gilded sheath of pity sometimes covers the dagger of envy.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The essence of the modern state is that the universal be bound up with the complete freedom of its particular members and with private well-being, that thus the interests of family and civil society must concentrate themselves on the state.... It is only when both these moments subsist in their strength that the state can be regarded as articulated and genuinely organized.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    I speak and the child plays: who can be more serious than we are?
    —Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)