I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom.
It is not in our hands to prevent our birth; but we can correct this mistake - for in some cases it is a mistake.
Few serve truth in truth because only few have the pure will to be just, and of those again very few have the strength to be just.
Love brings to light a lover's noble and hidden qualities-his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive of his normal qualities.
The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'
Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belie
When a man has just been greatly honored and has eaten a little he is the most generous.
And he who must be a creator in good and evil: verily, he must be an annihilator first and demolish values.
All signs of superhuman nature appear in man as illness or insanity.
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.
To be the equal of one's opponent-this is the first condition of an honourable duel.
Does not the discipline of the scientific spirit just commence when one no longer harbours any conviction?
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsch
All idealism is falsehood in the face of necessity.
Some men have sighed over the abduction of their wives, but many more have sighed because no one wanted to abduct theirs.
Man is something to be surpassed.
One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived.
The grand style follows suit with all great passion. It disdains to please, it forgets to persuade. It commands. It wills.
It is not your sin - it is your moderation that cries to heaven; your very sparingness in sin cries to heaven!
When the gratitude of many to one throws away all shame, we behold fame.
The universe without music would be madness.
Man's task is simple. He should cease letting his existence be a thoughtless accident.
The flame is not as bright to itself as it is to those it illuminates: so too the sage.
This is the fundamental idea of culture, insofar as it sets but one task for each of us: to further the production of the philosopher, of the artist, and of the saint within us and outside us, and thereby to work at the consummation of nature.
He who recites dramatic works makes discoveries about his own character.
From the State the exceptional individual cannot expect much. He is seldom benefited by being taken into its service; the only certain advantage it can give him is complete independence. Only real culture will prevent him being too early tired out or used up, and will spare him the exhausting strugg
I live in my own place - have never copied anyone even half, and at any master who lacks the grace - to laugh at himself - I laugh.
Many are obstinate with regard to the pathway once they have set upon it, few with regard to the goal.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.