Anything which is a living and not a dying body... will have to be an incarnate will to power, it will strive to grow, spread, seize, become predominant - not from any morality or immorality but because it is living and because life simply is will to power... 'Exploitation'... belongs to the essence
The Christian church is an encyclopedia of prehistoric cults.
Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters.
The disgust with dirt can be so great that it keeps us from cleaning ourselves--from "justifying" ourselves.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Cows sometimes wear an expression resembling wonderment arrested on its way to becoming a question. In the eye of superior intelligence, on the other hand, lies the nil admirari spread out like the monotony of a cloudless sky.
Whom do I hate most among the rabble of today? The socialist rabble, the chandala apostles, who undermine the instinct, the pleasure, the worker's sense of satisfaction with his small existence-who make him envious, who teach him revenge. The source of wrong is never unequal rights but the claim of
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
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.
The grand style follows suit with all great passion. It disdains to please, it forgets to persuade. It commands. It wills.
The complete irresponsibility of man for his actions and his nature is the bitterest drop which he who understands must swallow.
What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering
In compassionate men, severity is a virtue.
There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.
The believer in magic and miracles reflects on how to impose a law on nature--: and, in brief, the religious cult is the outcome of this reflection.
I am Zarathustra the Godless: where shall I find my equal? All those who give themselves their own will and renounce all submission, they are my equals.
What is new, however, is always evil, being that which wants to conquer and overthrow the old boundary markers and the old pieties; and only what is old is good. The good men are in all ages those who dig the old thoughts, digging deep and getting them to bear fruit - the farmers of the spirit. But
Something might be true while being harmful and dangerous in the highest degree. Indeed, it might be a basic characteristic of existence that those who know it completely would perish, in which case the strength of a spirit should be measured according to how much of the 'truth' one could still bare
The "religion of pity" to which people would like to convert us- oh, we know well enough the hysterical little men and women who need this religion at present as a veil and an adornment!
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
Christianity is called the religion of pity.
In all institutions from which the cold wind of open criticism is excluded, an innocent corruption begins to grow like a mushroom - for example, in senates and learned societies
Many deeds are done so as to forget another deed: there are also opiate activities. I exist so that another will be forgotten.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Some mothers need happy children; others need unhappy ones-otherwise they cannot prove their maternal virtues.
The most spiritual men, as the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their destruction: in the labyrinth, in hardness against themselves and others, in experiments. Their joy is self-conquest: asceticism becomes in them nature, need, and instinct. Difficult tasks are a privilege to
From passions grow opinions; intellectual laziness lets these harden into convictions.
He who possesses greatness is cruel towards his secondary virtues and considerations.
Comparing man and woman on the whole, one may say: woman would not possess a genius for ornamentation if she did not also possessan instinct for the secondary role.