Added by staff

Get quotes of the day


One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom --such as a solitude without friends, books, duties, passions must bring with it --those quarter-hours of profoundest contemplation within oneself and nature. He who completely entrenches himself against boredom also entrenches himself against himself: he will never get to drink the strongest refreshing draught from his own innermost fountain.

This quote is about introspection.

Record how this quote makes you feel.

You can report quote corrections via the "Conversation" tab below

Search on Google Books to find citations of this quotation.

A bit about Friedrich Nietzsche ...

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 August 25, 1900) was a German philosopher, whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered around a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality. Beyond the unique themes dealt with in his works, Nietzsche's powerful style and subtle approach are distinguishing features of his writings. Although largely overlooked during his short working life, which ended with a mental collapse at the age of 44, and frequently misunderstood and misrepresented thereafter, Nietzsche received recognition during the second half of the 20th century as a highly significant figure in modern philosophy. His influence was particularly noted by many existentialist and postmodern philosophers.

These people bookmarked this quote:

MIL214 avatar
MIL214

I'm female, say nothing

Lyndee avatar
Lyndee

I'm female, say nothing

deusexinfernus avatar
deusexinfernus

I'm male, say nothing


Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.