Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Someone who does not write books, who thinks a lot, and who lives in unsatisfying society will usually be a good letter- writer.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We take a fancy to something: and scarcely have we thoroughly taken a fancy to it when that tyrant in us calls out: "Give me thatin sacrifice"--and we give it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Remorse.-- Never yield to remorse, but at once tell yourself: remorse would simply mean adding to the first act of stupidity a second.
Friedrich Nietzsche

That lies should be necessary to life is part and parcel of the terrible and questionable character of existence.

Friedrich Nietzsche
He who seeks intelligence lacks intelligence.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Against war one might say that it makes the victor stupid and the vanquished malicious. In its favor, that in producing these two effects it barbarizes, and so makes the combatants more natural. For culture it is a sleep or a wintertime, and man emerges from it stronger for good and for evil.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Everything matters. Nothing's important.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The advent of the Christian God, as the maximum god attained so far, was therefore accompanied by the maximum feeling of guilty indebtedness on earth.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The English are the people of consummate cant.