He has drawn back, only in order to have enough room for his leap
Men seldom persevere in a vocation unless they believe or can convince themselves that it is fundamentally more important than anyother calling. Women are the same with their lovers.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
All mankind is divided, as it was at all times and is still, into slaves and freemen.
We often contradict an opinion for no other reason than that we do not like the tone in which it is expressed.
And you tell me, friends, that there is no disputing taste and tasting? But all life is a dispute over taste and tasting!
You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are an echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles whe na carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself. Ina man who thinks like this, the dich
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight. Friedrich Nietzsch
Discontent is the seed of ethics.
One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom -such as a solitude without friends, books, duties, passions must bring with it -those quarter-hours of profoundest contemplation within oneself and nature. He who completely entrenches himself against boredom also entrenches himself agains
As refined fare serves a hungry man as well as and no better than coarser food, the more pretentious artist will not dream of inviting the hungry man to his meal.
One is not converted to christianity; one must be morbid enough for it.
Truth is only an illusion we have forgotten is an illusion.
However much we may feel for the misery of someone close to us, we always act with some artificiality in their presence. We hold-back from telling them everything we think, often because we do not genuinely mean what we say; or because we take a pleasure in their plight, thankful that we are not aff
The degree and kind of a man's sexuality reach up into the ultimate pinnacle of his spirit.
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.
People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see.
The disgust with dirt can be so great that it keeps us from cleaning ourselves--from "justifying" ourselves.
Courage is the best slayer - courage which attacketh, for in every attack there is the sound of triumph.
He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups.
A man who whinnies with noisy laughter, surpasses all the animals in vulgarity.
A real fox calls sour not only those grapes that he cannot reach but also those that he has reached and taken away from others.
Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Supposing truth is a woman -- what then?
Happiness is the feeling that power increases - that resistance is being overcome.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. Friedrich Nietzsche
The really royal calling of the philosopher (as expressed by Alcuin the Anglo-Saxon): To correct what is wrong, and strengthen the right, and raise what is holy.
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.