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!
Those with certain temperaments find no way to endure themselves except by striving towards going under.
The most dangerous physicians are those born actors who imitate born physicians with a perfectly deceptive guile.
It is only those who know how to feel that "this is not good" who devise improvements.
It is only great pain--that slow, sustained pain that takes its time, in which we are, as it were, burned with smoldering green firewood--that forces us philosophers to sink to our ultimate profundity and to do away with all the trust, everything good-natured, veil-imposing, mild and middling, on wh
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
Whether a man hides his bad qualities and vices or confesses them openly, his vanity wants to gain an advantage by it in both cases: just note how subtly he distinguishes between those he will hide his bad qualities from and those he will face honestly and candidly.
A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath.
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness. Friedrich Nietz
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Thou seekest disciples? Then thou seekest ciphers.
A few hours' mountain climbing make of a rogue and a saint two fairly equal creatures. Tiredness is the shortest path to equality and fraternity - and sleep finally adds to them liberty.
Exhaustion is the shortest way to equality and fraternity.
The coward does not know what it means to be alone: an enemy is always standing behind his chair.
But say, my brothers, what can the child do that even the lion could not do? Why must the preying lion still become a child? The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a sacred 'Yes.' For the game of creation, my brothers, a sacred 'Yes' is needed: the spirit now wills his own will, and
One is proud to worship when he cannot be an idol.
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.
God is dead, but considering the state the species man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.
One never perishes through anybody but oneself.
Woman learns how to hate in proportion as she forgets how to charm.
How far is truth susceptible of embodiment? That is the question, that is the experiment.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
To escape boredom, man works either beyond what his usual needs require, or else he invents play, that is, work that is designed to quiet no need other than that for working in general.
Perhaps man will rise ever higher as soon as he ceases to flow out into a god.
You're going to women? Don't forget your whip!
Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. Friedrich Nietzsch
People who, out of an inborn moderation, leave every glass standing only half-emptied refuse to admit that everything in the world has its sediments and dregs.