When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.
I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.
It is only possible through the fact that sympathy for the general life and suffering of mankind is very weakly developed in the individual.
Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes--and calls it his pride.
Christians call it faith ... I call it the herd.
When the gratitude that many owe to one discards all modesty, then there is fame.
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. Friedrich Nietzsch
Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.
Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman.
Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Truth is the kind of error without which a certain species of life could not live. The value for life is ultimately decisive.
The most dangerous follower is the one whose defection would destroy the whole party: hence, the best follower.
We think that play and fairytales belong to childhood - how shortsighted that is! As though we would want at any time in our life to live without play and fairytales! We give these things other names, to be sure, and feel differently about them, but precisely this is the evidence that they are the s
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.
A physician who treated me as a nervous case for a while said in the end "No! It is not a matter of your nerves; it is I who am nervous".
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
Those who are failures from the start, downtrodden, crushed -- it is they, the weakest, who must undermine life among men, who call into question and poison most dangerously our trust in life, in man, and in ourselves.
While every noble morality develops from a triumphant affirmation of itself, slave morality from the outset says No to what is "outside," what is "different," what is "not itself"; and this No is its creative deed.
Sensuality often hastens the "Growth of Love" so much that the roots remain weak and are easily torn up.
A married philosopher is a comic character.
Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical.
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.
And if a friend does you wrong, then say: "I forgive you what you have done to me; that you have done it to YOURSELF, however--how could I forgive that!
Thinking evil is making evil.
What good is a book that does not even transport us beyond all books?
Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents.
The best way to give assistance to those who are deeply embarrassed and to calm them down is to praise them decisively.
Probability but no truth, facility but no freedom--it is owing to these two fruits that the tree of knowledge cannot be confused with the tree of life.
And like a wind shall I one day blow amongst them and with my spirit take away their soul's breath: thus my future wills it.