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

To become wise you have to want to experience certain experiences, and so to run into their open jaws. This is very dangerous, tobe sure; many a "wise man" has been eaten up in doing so.

Friedrich Nietzsche
For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.
Friedrich Nietzsche

This sign I give you: every people speaks its tongue of good and evil, which the neighbor does not understand. It has invented its own language of customs and rights.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings. Friedrich Nietz
Friedrich Nietzsche

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?

Friedrich Nietzsche
You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy shall be your success too.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The truthful man ends up realizing that he always lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche
O my brothers, am I then cruel? But I say: that which is falling should also be pushed!