He who seeks intelligence lacks intelligence.
The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsch
An artist chooses his subjects: that is the way he praises.
People who feel insecure in social situations never miss a chance to exhibit their dominance over close, submissive friends, whomthey put down publicly, in front of everyone--by teasing, for example.
We should not talk about our friends: otherwise we will talk away the feeling of friendship.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
Art is the proper task of life.
Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship - that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy
One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.
Great men's errors are to be venerated as more fruitful than little men's truths.
Good manners disappear in proportion as the influence of a Court and an exclusive aristocracy lessens; this decrease can be plainly observed from decade to decade by those who have an eye for public behavior, which grows visibly.
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight. Friedrich Nietzsch
The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought , for one would thereby dispense with man himself.
Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book -I call that vicious!
The greatest progress that the human race has made lies in learning how to make correct inferences.
In the end things must be as they are and have always been--the great things remain for the great, the abysses for the profound, the delicacies and thrills for the refined, and, to sum up shortly, everything rare for the rare.
Clever people are never credited with their follies: what a deprivation of human rights!
Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman.
To demand of strength that it should not express itself as strength, that it should not be a desire to overcome, a desire to throw down, a desire to become master, a thirst for enemies and resistances and triumphs, is just as absurd as to demand of weakness that it should express itself as strength.
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.
What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?
Phlegmatic natures can be inspired to enthusiasm only by being made into fanatics.
Just as bones, tissues, intestines, and blood vessels are enclosed in a skin that makes it possible to bear the sight of a human being, so the agitations and passions of the soul are wrapped up in vanity: it is the soul's skin.
Unexplained, obscure matters are regarded as more important than explained, clear ones.
The higher man is distinguished from the lower by his fearlessness and his readiness to challenge misfortune.
Crude men who feel themselves insulted tend to assess the degree of insult as high as possible, and talk about the offense in greatly exaggerated language, only so they can revel to their heart's content in the aroused feelings of hatred and revenge.
What is the difference between someone who is convinced and one who is deceived? None, if he is well deceived.
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. Friedrich Nietzsch
The value of a thing sometimes lies not in what one attains with it, but in what one pays for it - what it costs us