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[nee-chuh, -chee] /ˈni tʃə, -tʃi/
Friedrich Wilhelm
[free-drikh vil-helm] /ˈfri drɪx ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1844–1900, German philosopher. Unabridged
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  • Read your Nietzsche, my good fellow, and see what he says about the practical serviceability of Excess!

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • Nietzsche has said that life is valuable only as the instrument of knowledge.

  • A philosopher, says Nietzsche, must be not only a great thinker, but a living man.

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

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Nietzsche himself gave this book the highest place among his writings.

    Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Brandes
British Dictionary definitions for Nietzsche


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 Forms
Nietzschean (ˈniːtʃɪən) noun, adjective
Nietzscheism, Nietzscheanism, noun
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