Live so that thou mayest desire to live again - that is thy duty - for in any case thou wilt live again!
No honey is sweeter than that of knowledge.
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
My idea of paradise is a straight line to goal
There is nothing more necessary than truth, and in comparison with it everything else has only secondary value. This absolute will to truth: what is it? Is it the will to not allow ourselves to be deceived? Is it the will not to deceive? One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that i
They will tell me I talk about things I have never experienced but only dreamed--to which I might reply: it is a lovely thing to dream such dreams! And besides, our dreams are much more our experiences than we believe--we must relearn about dreams! If I have dreamed thousands of times about flying--
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.
Objectivity and justice have nothing to do with one another.
One has been a poor spectator of life if one has not witnessed the hand - that kills from mercy.
He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. Friedrich Nietzsch
The way to transmute your iron duty into gold in everyone's eyes is this: always deliver more than you promise.
Behind a remarkable scholar we not infrequently find an average human being, and behind an average artist we often find a very remarkable human being.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And a lot of poison at the end, for a pleasant death.
For what purpose humanity is there should not even concern us: why you are here, that you should ask yourself: and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them!
A man who is very busy seldom changes his opinions.
If ye would go up high, then use your own legs! Do not get yourselves carried aloft; do not seat yourselves on other people's backs and heads!
The criminal type is the type of the strong human being under unfavorable circumstances: a strong human being made sick.
Triumph depends on a roll of Fate's dice; the ultimate prize is a place in Heaven.
Here we also see: what this divinity lacks is not only a sense of shame-and there are also other reasons for conjecturing that in several respects all of the gods could learn from us humans. We humans are-more humane.
A man as he ought to be: that sounds to us as insipid as "a tree as it ought to be.
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.
To think historically is almost the same thing now as if in all ages history had been made according to theory.
There are two types of genius; one which above all begets and wants to beget, and another which prefers being fertilized and giving birth.
What is wrong with Christianity is that it refrains from doing all those things that Christ commanded should be done.
In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god's blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.
The most vulnerable and yet most unconquerable of things is human vanity; nay, through being wounded its strength increases and can grow to giant proportions.
To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death freely chosen, death at the right time, brightly and cheerfully accomplished amid children and witnesses: then a real farewell is still possible, as the one who is taking leave is still there; also a real estimate of what one has wi
In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.