How can a man know himself? He is a thing dark and veiled; and if the hare has seven skins, man can slough off seventy times seven and still not be able to say: "this is really you, this is no longer outer shell.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

A married philosopher is a comic character.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Many die too late, and some die too early. Yet strangers soundeth the precept: "Die at the right time!"
Friedrich Nietzsche

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Art furnishes us with eyes and hands and above all the good conscience to be able to turn ourselves into such a phenomenon.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever has really sacrificed anything, knows that he wanted and got something in return.

Friedrich Nietzsche
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are instances when we are like horses, we psychologists, and grow restless: we see our own shadow wavering up and down before us. A psychologist must look away from himself in order to see anything at all.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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 dichotomy between thinking and feeling, intellect and passion, has really disappeared. He feels his thoughts. He can fall in love with an idea. An idea can make him ill.