I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom.
A little health now and again is the ailing person's best remedy.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Kindliness, friendliness, the courtesy of the heart, are ever-flowing streams of non egoistic impulses, and have given far more powerful assistance to culture than even those much more famous demonstrations which are called pity, mercy, and self-sacrifice.
Because we have for millenia made moral, aesthetic, religious demands on the world, looked upon it with blind desire, passion or fear, and abandoned ourselves to the bad habits of illogical thinking, this world has gradually become so marvelously variegated, frightful, meaningful, soulful, it has ac
The misunderstanding of passion and reason, as if the latter were an independent entity and not rather a system of relations between various passions and desires; and as if every passion did not possess its quantum of reason.
In every age the wisest have passed the identical judgment on life: it is worthless...
The Refinement of Shame. People are not ashamed to think something foul, but they are ashamed when they think these foul thoughts are attributed to them.
We are, all of us, growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption, but how near or distant that is, nobody knows- not even God.
Ten times must you laugh during the day, and be cheerful; otherwise your stomach, the father of affliction, will disturb you in the night.
Never trust a thought that didn't come by walking.
Suspicious.- To admit a belief merely because it is a custom - but that means to be dishonest, cowardly, lazy! - And so could dishonesty, cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality?
The most instructive experiences are those of everyday life.
Man is more sensitive to the contempt of others than to self-contempt.
Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong.
You never exist quite so much as when you are not thinking
If you know the why, you can live any how.
For both parties in a controversy, the most disagreeable way of retaliating is to be vexed and silent; for the aggressor usually regards the silence as a sign of contempt.
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Distrust all those who talk much of their justice!
The melancholia of everything completed!
In the end one only experiences oneself.
What is bad? -Everything that arises from weakness.
We laugh at a man who, stepping out of his room at the very minute when the sun is rising, says, â€œIt is my will that the sun shall riseâ€; or at him who, unable to stop a wheel, says, â€œI wish it to rollâ€; or, again, at him who, thrown in a wrestling match, says, â€œHere I lie, but here I wish t
He who seeks intelligence lacks intelligence.
Companions the creator seeks, not corpses, not herds and believers. Fellow creators the creator seeks -- those who write new values on new tablets. Companions the creator seeks, and fellow harvesters; for everything about him is ripe for the harvest.
You highest men whom I have ever seen! This is my suspicion about you and my secret laughter: I guess that you would call my superman--a devil!
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.
The hour-hand of life.
Narrow souls I cannot abide; There's almost no good or evil inside
When, however, you have an enemy, then do not requite him good for evil: for that would shame him. Instead, prove that he did some good for you. And rather be angry than put to shame! And when you are cursed, I do not like it that you want to bless. Rather curse a little also! And if you are done a