In the knowledge of truth, what really matters is the possession of it, not the impulse under which it was sought.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Man alone resists the direction of gravitation: he constantly wants to fall--upwards.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The destiny of mankind is arranged for happy moments every life has such but not for happy times.
Friedrich Nietzsche

As soon as we climb higher than those who had at one time admired us, we appear to them as though we have sunken and fallen down:for, in any event, they had at one time supposed that they were with us (even if it were through us) on the heights.

Friedrich Nietzsche
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
Friedrich Nietzsche

So long as the spectator has to figure out the meaning of this or that person, or the presuppositions of this or that conflict of inclinations and purposes, he cannot become completely absorbed in the activities and sufferings of the chief characters or feel breathless pity and fear.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The philosopher believes that the value of his philosophy lies in the whole, in the building: posterity discovers it in the bricks with which he built and which are then often used again for better building: in the fact, that is to say, that building can be destroyed and nonetheless possess value as material.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever commits to paper what he suffers becomes a melancholy author: but he becomes a serious author when he tells us what he suffered and why he now reposes in joy.

Friedrich Nietzsche
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.

Friedrich Nietzsche
THE TEACHER AS A NECESSARY EVIL. Let us have as few people as possible between the productive minds and the hungry and recipient minds! The middlemen almost unconsciously adulterate the food which they supply. It is because of teachers that so little is learned, and that so badly.