Animals know nothing of themselves, and they also know nothing of the world.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Mastery has been achieved when one neither makes a mistake nor hesitates in the performance.

Friedrich Nietzsche
What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The enjoyment that all morality has given us to now and that it continues to give us--and so, what has kept it going up to now--lies in everyone's right, without lengthy investigation, to praise and blame. And who could endure life without praising and blaming!

Friedrich Nietzsche
The spirit of the poet craves spectators... even if only buffaloes.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We come to recognize that playfulness, as a philosophical stance, can be very serious indeed; and moreover, that it possesses an unfailing capacity to arouse ridicule and hostility in those among us who crave certainty, reverence, and restraint.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Only great pain is, as the teacher of great suspicion, the ultimate liberator of the spirit...I doubt whether such pain improves us-but I do know it deepens us.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Woman was God's second mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Young people love what is interesting and odd, no matter how true or false it is. More mature minds love what is interesting and odd about truth. Fully mature intellects, finally, love truth, even when it appears plain and simple, boring to the ordinary person; for they have noticed that truth tends to reveal its highest wisdom in the guise of simplicity.
Friedrich Nietzsche

"God", "immortality of the soul", "redemption", "beyond" - Without exception, concepts to which I have never devoted any attention, or time; not even as a child. Perhaps I have never been childlike enough for them?I do not by any means know atheism as a result; even less as an event: It is a matter of course with me, from instinct. I am too inquisitive, too questionable, too exuberant to stand for any gross answer. God is a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers - at bottom merely a gross prohibition for us: you shall not think!

Friedrich Nietzsche
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.