There is no pre-established harmony between the furtherance of truth and the well-being of mankind.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right.
The lack of closeness among friends is a fault that cannot be reprimanded without becoming incurable.
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.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. Friedrich Nietz
Discontent is the seed of ethics.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Because we have for millenia made moral, aesthetic, religious demands on the world, looked upon it with blind desire, passion or fear, and abandoned ourselves to the bad habits of illogical thinking, this world has gradually become so marvelously variegated, frightful, meaningful, soulful, it has ac
You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil.
A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.
Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. Friedrich Nietz
Of all evil I deem you capable: therefore I want the good from you.
Every great love brings with it the cruel idea of killing the object of its love so that it may be removed once and for all from the wicked game of change: for love dreads change even more than annihilation.
Man makes god in his own image.
Giving styleâ€ to oneâ€™s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye.
When we have to change our mind about a person, we hold the inconvenience he causes us very much against him.
Socrates.- If all goes well, the time will come when one will take up the memorabilia of Socrates rather than the Bible as a guide to morals and reason... The pathways of the most various philosophical modes of life lead back to him... Socrates excels the founder of Christianity in being able to be
No artist tolerates reality.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
As long as you still experience the stars as something "above you", you lack the eye of knowledge.
Free will appears unfettered, deliberate; it is boundlessly free, wandering, the spirit. But fate is a necessity; unless we believe that world history is a dream-error, the unspeakable sorrows of mankind fantasies, and that we ourselves are but the toys of our fantasies. Fate is the boundless force
Truth as Circe. - Error has transformed animals into men; is truth perhaps capable of changing man back into an animal?
Man is very well defended against himself... The actual fortress is inaccessible, even invisible to him, unless his friends and enemies play the traitor and conduct him in by a secret path.
I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.
If we make sacrifices in doing good or in doing ill, it does not alter the ultimate value of our actions; even if we stake our life in the cause, as martyrs do for the sake of our church : it is a sacrifice to our longing for power, or for the purpose of conserving our sense of power.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
You must be born for your physician, otherwise you are bound to perish because of your physician.
Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious.
The parasites live where the great have little secret sores.