If a man wishes to become a hero, then the serpent must first become a dragon: otherwise he lacks his proper enemy.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Good deeds shun the light as anxiously as evil deeds: the latter fear that disclosure will bring on pain (as punishment), while the former fear that disclosure will take away pleasure (that pure pleasure, that pleasure per se, which immediately ceases once the vanity's satisfaction is added).

Friedrich Nietzsche
I desire that your conjectures should not reach beyond your creative will. Could you create a god? Then do not speak to me of any gods.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

Friedrich Nietzsche
There exists no more repulsive and desolate creature in the world than the man who has evaded his genius and who now looks furtively to left and right, behind him and all about him. ... He is wholly exterior, without kernel, a tattered, painted bag of clothes.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is not equally moral at all hours, this is well known. If his morality is judged to be the capability for great self-sacrificing resolutions and self-denial (which, when continuous and grown habitual, are called holiness)

Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It was Christianity, with its heartfelt resentment against life, that first made something unclean of sexuality: it threw filth on the origin, on the essential fact of our life.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Man wishes woman to be peaceable, but in fact she is essentially warlike, like the cat.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Christianity has the rancor of the sick at its very core-the instinct against the healthy, against health. Everything that is well-constructed, proud, gallant and, above all, beautiful gives offense to its ears and eyes.

Friedrich Nietzsche
For one thing is needful: that a human being should attain satisfaction with himself, whether it be by means of this or that poetry or art; only then is a human being at all tolerable to behold. Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is constantly ready for revenge, and we others will be his victims, if only by having to endure his ugly sight.