A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong.

Friedrich Nietzsche
There is a great ladder of religious cruelty, and, of its many rungs, three are the most important. People used to make human sacrifices to their god, perhaps even sacrificing those they loved the best... Then, during the moral epoch of humanity, people sacrificed the strongest instincts they had, their 'nature,' to their god... Finally, what was left to be sacrificed? Didn't people have to sacrifice god himself and worship rocks, stupidity, gravity, fate, or nothingness out of sheer cruelty to themselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche

...one can speak with the utmost clearness, and yet not be heard by anyone.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
Friedrich Nietzsche

An important species of pleasure, and therewith the source of morality, arises out of habit.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We want to be poets of our life first of all in the smallest most everyday matters.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I know no other way to associate with great tasks than as play: as a sign of greatness, this is an essential presupposition.

Friedrich Nietzsche
In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Modern marriage has lost its meaning--consequently it is being abolished.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The purpose of punishment is to improve those who do the punishing--that is the final recourse of those who support punishment.