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  1. Frie·drich Wil·helm [free-drikh vil-helm] /ˈfri drɪx ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1844–1900, German philosopher.
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  • Nietzsche has said that life is valuable only as the instrument of knowledge.

  • Ellenora, who dislikes Nietzsche more than ever, calls herself Mrs. Bishop.


    James Huneker

  • Nietzsche was a potent force in the nineteenth century, but not understood.


    James Huneker

  • Nietzsche would have welcomed him as his superman incarnate!

  • Nietzsche said that a woman's ability to hate is in proportion to her inability to charm.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

British Dictionary definitions for nietzsche


  1. Friedrich Wilhelm (ˈfriːdrɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1844–1900, German philosopher, poet, and critic, noted esp for his concept of the superman and his rejection of traditional Christian values. His chief works are The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883–91), and Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
Derived FormsNietzschean (ˈniːtʃɪən), noun, adjectiveNietzscheism or Nietzscheanism, noun
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