What is the truth, but a lie agreed upon.
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous â€” a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Childhood and youth are ends in themselves, not stages.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
Priests ... these turkey-cocks of God.
Death. The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.
Why is it that wellnesses are not as contagious as illnesses--generally speaking, but also especially regarding taste? Or are there epidemics of health?
One lives for the day, one lives very fast, one lives very irresponsibly: precisely this is called "freedom."
Righteousness exalteth a nation.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietz
Love is not consolation. It is light. Friedrich Nietzsch
Not infrequently, we encounter copies of important human beings; and here, too, as in the case of paintings, most people prefer the copies to the originals.
Knowing things halfway is a greater success than knowing things completely: it takes things to be simpler than they really are andso makes its opinions more easily understandable and persuasive.
If you are too weak to give yourselves your own law, then a tyrant shall lay his yoke upon you and say: "Obey! Clench your teeth and obey!" And all good and evil shall be drowned in obedience to him.
Against boredom even gods struggle in vain.
To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher.
It is the privilege of greatness to confer intense happiness with insignificant gifts.
Our drives are reducible to the will to power. The will to power is the ultimate fact at which we arrive.
We attack not only to hurt someone, to defeat him, but perhaps also simply to become conscious of our own strength.
Whatever the State saith is a lie; whatever it hath is a theft: all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary, insatiate monster.
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. Friedrich Nietzsch
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.
Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.
one does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood.
A vocation makes us unthinking; that is its greatest blessing. For it is a bulwark behind which we are permitted to withdraw whencommonplace doubts and cares assail us.
From whatever you wish to know and measure you must take your leave, at least for a time. Only when you have left the town can yousee how high its towers rise above the houses.
Everyone becomes brave when he observes one who despairs.
The condition that gives birth to a rule is not the same as the condition to which the rule gives birth.
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.