Untroubled, scornful, outrageous - that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.
There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.
Whoever writes in blood and aphorisms wants not to be learned but to be learned by heart.
You say that I should be your teacher! See to it that I am your pinion and not your brake.
The most general deficiency in our sort of culture and education is gradually dawning on me: no one learns, no one strives towards, no one teaches--enduring loneliness.
Science offends the modesty of all real women. It makes them feel as though it were an attempt to peek under their skin--or, worseyet, under their dress and ornamentation!
One who is unassuming in dealing with people exhibits his arrogance all the more strongly in dealing with things (city, state, society, age, mankind). That is his revenge.
I hate who steals my solitude, without really offer me in exchange company.
One must first be firmly set in oneself, one must stand securely on one's own two legs otherwise one cannot love at all.
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
What good is all this free-thinking, modernity, and turncoat flexibility if at some gut level you are still a Christian, a Catholic, and even a priest!
Too long, the earth has been a madhouse!
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietz
Nobody thanks a witty man for politeness when he puts himself on a par with a society in which it would not be polite to show one's wit.
A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath.
Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.
It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.
One must shed the bad taste of wanting to agree with many. "Good" is no longer good when one's neighbor mouths it. And how should there be a "common good"! The term contradicts itself: whatever can be common always has little value. In the end it must be as it is and always has been: great things re
Mathematics is merely the means to a general and ultimate knowledge of man.
When somebody dies we usually need reasons for consolation, not so much to alleviate our pain as to excuse ourselves for so readily feeling consoled.
Socrates and Plato are right: whatever man does he always does well, that is, he does that which seems to him good (useful) according to the degree of his intellect, the particular standard of his reasonableness.
What is wanted - whether this is admitted or not - is nothing less than a fundamental remolding, indeed weakening and abolition of the individual: one never tires of enumerating and indicating all that is evil and inimical, prodigal, costly, extravagant in the form individual existence has assumed h
There is nothing very odd about lambs disliking birds of prey, but this is no reason for holding it against large birds of prey that they carry off lambs. And when the lambs whisper among themselves, "These birds of prey are evil, and does this not give us a right to say that whatever is the opposit
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
Success has always been a great liar. Friedrich Nietz
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. Friedrich Nietzsche
i have never pondered over questions that are not questions.
The Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity; it has turned every value into worthlessness, and every truth into a lie
The man who meets with a failure attributes this failure rather to the ill will of another than to fate.