Do not be deceived! The busiest people harbor the greatest weariness, their restlessness is weakness--they no longer have the capacity for waiting and idleness.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

The view that honesty is something, and even a virtue, belongs, it is true, to those private opinions which are forbidden in this age of public opinions.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The small force that it takes to launch a boat into the stream should not be confused with the force of the stream that carries it along: but this confusion appears in nearly all biographies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The masters have been done away with; the morality of the common man has triumphed.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Few are made for independence, it is the privilege of the strong.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Those who create are hard of heart.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One must first be firmly set in oneself, one must stand securely on one's own two legs otherwise one cannot love at all.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Sing me a new song; the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?

Friedrich Nietzsche
This is the crux of the moral pessimists: if they really wanted to promote their neighbor's redemption, then they would have to resolve themselves to spoiling existence for him, and thus to being his misfortune; out of pity, they would have to--become evil!