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

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

Friedrich Nietzsche
If you buy the why, the how is infinitely bearable
Friedrich Nietzsche

My formula for happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.

Friedrich Nietzsche
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
Friedrich Nietzsche

For those who need consolation no means of consolation is so effective as the assertion that in their case no consolation is possible: it implies so great a degree of distinction that they at once hold up their heads again.

Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has attained intellectual emancipation to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth and not even as a traveller towards a final goal, for there is no such thing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The truthful man ends up realizing that he always lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We deceive ourselves when giving respect to the person for whom we have surrendered ourselves, when we respectively expect them to be as we would wish them to be.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We laugh at a man who, stepping out of his room at the very minute when the sun is rising, says, “It is my will that the sun shall riseâ€; or at him who, unable to stop a wheel, says, “I wish it to rollâ€; or, again, at him who, thrown in a wrestling match, says, “Here I lie, but here I wish to lie.†But, joking apart, do we not act like one of these three persons whenever we use the expression “I wishâ€?

Friedrich Nietzsche
Freedom of opinion is like health; both are individual, and no good general conception can be set up of either of them.