No, life has not disappointed me. On the contrary, I find it truer, more desirable and mysterious every year -- ever since the day when the great liberator came to me: the idea that life could be an experiment of the seeker for knowledge -- and not a duty, not a calamity, not trickery.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is an end with priests and gods, if man becomes scientific. Moral: science is the thing forbidden in itself - it alone is forbidden. Science is the first sin, the germ of all sin, original sin. This alones is mortality: Thou shalt not know.

Friedrich Nietzsche
When on a Sunday morning we hear the old bells ring out, we ask ourselves, "Is it possible! This is done on account of a Jew crucified two thousand years ago who said he was the Son of God. The proof of such an assertion is wanting".
Friedrich Nietzsche

Christianity is religion for the executioner.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To go on vegetating in cowardly dependence on physicians and machinations, after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost, that ought to prompt a profound contempt in society.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Democratic institutions form a system of quarantine for tyrannical desires.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Through searching out origins, one becomes a crab. The historian looks backwards, and finally he also believes backwards.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Illusions are certainly expensive amusements; but the destruction of illusions is still more expensive, if looked upon as an amusement, as it undoubtedly is by some people.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.

Friedrich Nietzsche
You have not yet suffered enough! For you suffer only from yourselves, you have not yet suffered from man.