Nobody can build the bridge for you to walk across the river of life, no one but you yourself alone. There are, to be sure, countless paths and bridges and demi-gods which would carry you across this river; but only at the cost of yourself; you would pawn yourself and lose. There is in the world onl
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
If that glad message of your Bible were written in your faces, you would not need to demand belief in the authority of that book in such stiff-necked fashion.
Cows sometimes wear an expression resembling wonderment arrested on its way to becoming a question. In the eye of superior intelligence, on the other hand, lies the nil admirari spread out like the monotony of a cloudless sky.
But this people has deliberately made itself stupid, for nearly a millennium: nowhere have the two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity, been abused more dissolutely.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. Friedrich Nietz
In the knowledge of truth, what really matters is the possession of it, not the impulse under which it was sought.
The Christian faith from the beginning, is sacrifice the sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of spirit, it is at the same time subjection, self-derision, and self-mutilation.
Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
We pay dearly for immortality: we die for it more than once during our lifetimes.
Existence begins in every instant.
In a certain state it is indecent to live longer.
What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man.
There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.
The best belongs to me and mine; and if we are not given it, we take it: the best food, the purest sky, the most robust thoughts, the fairest women!
People who live in an age of corruption are witty and slanderous; they know that there are other kinds of murder than by dagger or assault; they also know that whatever is well said is believed...
Those who create are hard of heart.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives acts and experiences otherwise than we do?
They devour each other and cannot even digest themselves.
Women and egoistic artists entertain a feeling towards science that is something composed of envy and sentimentality.
Possessions are usually diminished by possession.
Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
People press toward the light not in order to see better but in order to shine better.--We are happy to regard the one before whomwe shine as light.
Men submit from habit to everything that seeks power.
What was formerly merely sickly now becomes indecent : it is indecent to be a Christian today.
He turns all of his injuries into strengths, that which does not kill him makes him stronger, he is superman.
...one can speak with the utmost clearness, and yet not be heard by anyone.
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsch
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.