One should adpot only those situations in which one is in no need of sham virtues, but rather, like the tight-rope dancer on his tight rope, in which one must either fall or stand--or escape.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Has there ever been anything filthier on earth than the saints in the wilderness? Around them was not only the devil loose around them- but also the swine.

Friedrich Nietzsche
In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The purpose of punishment is to improve those who do the punishing--that is the final recourse of those who support punishment.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The command 'become hard! ', the deep conviction that all creators are hard, is the really distinctive sign of a Dionysian nature.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A certain sense of cruelty towards oneself and others is Christian; hatred of those who think differently; the will to persecute. Mortal hostility against the masters of the earth, against the 'noble', that is also Christian; hatred of mind, of pride, courage, freedom, libertinage of mind, is Christian; hatred of the senses, of joy in general, is Christian...

Friedrich Nietzsche
Science rushes headlong, without selectivity, without "taste," at whatever is knowable, in the blind desire to know all at any cost.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If married couples did not live together, happy marriages would be more frequent.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. Friedrich Nietzsch
Friedrich Nietzsche

The word 'Christianity' is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.

Friedrich Nietzsche
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.