The Sacrament of Marriage – Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) - German Philospher

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) – German Philosopher

“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse with this person into old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.”

Although I ardently disagree with nearly all of Nietzsche’s philosophical musings, he does have a point for those considering marriage. And, from my point of view, chosing someone of your own faith will enhance this conversation dramatically. kqd



4 thoughts on “The Sacrament of Marriage – Friedrich Nietzsche

  1. I’m a big fan of Nietzsche. He’s a man of dark but impressive philosophy.

    Honestly, and this criticism isn’t going to sound nice, if the only thing you have to add on top of this wonderful quote is “choose someone of your own faith in marriage”, that’s pretty sad.


    • It’s very hard say anything related to Nietzche without inflaming controversy and I’m sorry you feel my interjection of faith disappoints. To me, a common faith was a very important addition to Nietzsche’s insightful comment on marriage, as a joint love, of a singular and shared faith avoids most quarrels about the most important aspects of life, thereby enhancing, rather than depleting, the daily conversation between husband and wife. Thank you for your comment.


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