This bestseller has sold over 1.1 million copies in Japan, where it is frequently featured in leading television programs, newspapers and magazines.
The 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche heavily influenced 20th-century thought with his original writings on such concepts as nihilism and anti-religious thinking. This lofty philosopher left an indelible mark on the world; revered for both his intellect and shock value, Nietzsche is most commonly known for his assertion that "God is dead," as well as allegations that his writings inspired the Nazis. But despite these negative connotations, Nietzsche also left us with many inspiring words that impart to readers his enthusiasm for life, tenacious spirit, and desire to reach new heights. This book provides a selection of uplifting quotes that have much to offer readers today, translated from the original German in an easy-to-understand manner free of complicated philosophical jargon. Nietzsche’s Words is divided into ten chapters, respectively covering the concepts of the self, happiness, life, the heart, friendship, society, people, love, knowledge, and beauty.