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

In architecture the pride of man, his triumph over gravitation, his will to power, assume a visible form. Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of forms.

Friedrich Nietzsche
From the State the exceptional individual cannot expect much. He is seldom benefited by being taken into its service; the only certain advantage it can give him is complete independence. Only real culture will prevent him being too early tired out or used up, and will spare him the exhausting struggle against culture-philistinism.
Friedrich Nietzsche

[Heraclitus had] a regal air of certainty.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The melancholia of everything completed!
Friedrich Nietzsche

Doing ill to those on whom we have to make our power felt; for pain is a far more sensitive means for that purpose than pleasure: pain always asks concerning the cause, while pleasure is inclined to keep within itself and not look backward.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Let that day be lost to us on which we did not dance once!
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is perhaps nothing so admirable in Christianity and Buddhism as their art of teaching even the lowest to elevate themselves by piety to a seemingly higher order of things, and thereby to retain their satisfaction with the actual world in which they find it difficult enough to live - this very difficulty being necessary.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We feign pity when we want to demonstrate our ascendancy over feelings of hostility: but usually in vain. Whenever we notice this,there is an accompanying surge in those hostile sensations.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The pure soul is a pure lie.

Friedrich Nietzsche
If one seeks relief from unbearable pressure, one is to eat hashish.