It was Christianity, with its heartfelt resentment against life, that first made something unclean of sexuality: it threw filth on the origin, on the essential fact of our life.
What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man.
He who cannot command himself should obey. And many can command themselves, but much is still lacking before they can obey themselves.
The consequence is that every man comes to know himself solely in terms of his power for defence and attack.
A reader is doubly guilty of bad manners against an author when he praises his second book at the expense of his first (or vice versa) and then expects the author to be grateful for what he has done.