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

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The most common sort of lie is the one uttered to one's self.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Along the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost every vocation is chosen and entered upon as a means to a purpose but is ultimately continued as a final purpose in itself. Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent stupidity in which we indulge ourselves.

Friedrich Nietzsche
It is with artworks as it is with wine: it is much better when we do not need either one, when we stick with water, and when out of our own inner fire, the inner sweetness of our own soul, we turn the water over and over again into wine ourselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book -I call that vicious!

Friedrich Nietzsche
As a human being Plato mingles regal, exclusive, and self-contained features with melancholy compassion.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is only a perspective seeing, only a perspective 'knowing'; and the more affects we allow to speak about one thing, the more eyes, different eyes, we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our 'concept' of this thing, our 'objectivity,' be.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Possessions are usually diminished by possession.