Our faith in others betrays that we would rather have faith in ourselves. Our longing for a friend is our betrayer. And often with our love we want merely to overcome envy. And often we attack and make ourselves enemies, to conceal that we are vulnerable.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

To be moral, correct, and virtuous is to be obedient to an old established law and custom.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The view that honesty is something, and even a virtue, belongs, it is true, to those private opinions which are forbidden in this age of public opinions.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty -he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world -alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Beauty is for the artist something outside all orders of rank, because in beauty opposites are tamed; the highest sign of power, namely power over opposites; moreover, without tension: - that violence is no longer needed: that everything follows, obeys, so easily and so pleasantly - that is what delights the artist's WILL TO POWER.

Friedrich Nietzsche
He who bears injustice alone is terrible to behold.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We seldom break our leg so long as life continues a toilsome upward climb. The danger comes when we begin to take things easily and choose the convenient paths.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The discipline of suffering, of great suffering - do you not know that it is this discipline alone that has produced all the elevations of humanity so far?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Emerson is a person who lives instinctively on ambrosia - and leaves everything indigestible on his plate.

Friedrich Nietzsche
God is a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers- at bottom merely a gross prohibition for us: you shall not think!