A certain sense of cruelty towards oneself and others is Christian; hatred of those who think differently; the will to persecute. Mortal hostility against the masters of the earth, against the 'noble', that is also Christian; hatred of mind, of pride, courage, freedom, libertinage of mind, is Christian; hatred of the senses, of joy in general, is Christian...

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?

Friedrich Nietzsche
The state lies in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it says, it lies-and whatever it has, it has stolen.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Let them like the Tibetans, chew the cud of their "om mane padme hum" innumerable times, or, as in Benares, count the name of the God Ram-Ram-Ram (etc. with or without charm) on their fingers; or honour Vishnu with his thousand names of invocation, Allah with his ninety-nine; or they may make use of the prayer-wheels and the rosary: the main thing is that they are settled down for a time at this work and are tolerable to look at. This kind of prayer has been invented for the benefit of the pious who have thought and elevations of their own.

Friedrich Nietzsche
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I can tell by my own reaction to it that this book is harmful." But let him only wait and perhaps one day he will admit to himself that this same book has done him a great service by bringing out the hidden sickness of his heart and making it visible.— Altered opinions do not alter a man’s character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Christianity has the rancor of the sick at its very core-the instinct against the healthy, against health. Everything that is well-constructed, proud, gallant and, above all, beautiful gives offense to its ears and eyes.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Priests ... these turkey-cocks of God.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Nobody can build the bridge for you to walk across the river of life, no one but you yourself alone. There are, to be sure, countless paths and bridges and demi-gods which would carry you across this river; but only at the cost of yourself; you would pawn yourself and lose. There is in the world only one way, on which nobody can go, except you: where does it lead? Do not ask, go along with it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Without passions you have no experience whatever.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. Friedrich Nietzsch