What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what there is to love in man is that he is a going-over and a going-under.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task
...one can speak with the utmost clearness, and yet not be heard by anyone.
The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper.
The last Christian died on a cross.
Morality in Europe today is herd-morality
Women want to serve, and this is where their happiness lies: but the free spirit does not want to be served, and this is where hishappiness lies.
Faced with a world of "modern ideas" which would like to banish everyone into a corner and a "specialty," a philosopher, if there could be a philosopher these days, would be compelled to establish the greatness of mankind, the idea of "greatness," on the basis of his own particular extensive range a
The dyed-in-the-wool teacher takes everything seriously only with respect to his students--himself included.
For nothing is more democratic than logic; it is no respecter of persons and makes no distinction between crooked and straight noses.
He who strays from the customary becomes a sacrifice to the extraordinary; he who keeps to the customary becomes its slave. He iscondemned to perish in either case.
We only hear questions that we are able to answer.
To be the equal of one's opponent-this is the first condition of an honourable duel.
A philosophical mythology lies concealed in language, which breaks out again at every moment, no matter how cautious we may be.
You never exist quite so much as when you are not thinking
On every parable you ride to every truth.
No honey is sweeter than that of knowledge.
In constructing concepts, we overlook the fact that no two things are the same. There is no such thing as the concept of a leaf, only billions and billions of leaves.
It is however a disgrace to pray! Not for all, but for you, and me, and whoever has his a conscience.
I admire the courage and wisdom of Socrates in everything he did, said--and did not say.
The world was conquered through the understanding of dogs; the world exists through the understanding of dogs.
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.
The greatest events-they are not our loudest but our stillest hours.
Plato was a bore. Friedrich Nietzsche
Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.
Strength is the morality of the man who stands out from the rest, and it is mine.
He who possesses greatness is cruel towards his secondary virtues and considerations.
Laughter means: taking a mischievous delight in someone else's uneasiness, but with a good conscience.