People buy their necessities in shops and have to pay dearly for them because they have to assist in paying for what is also on sale there but only rarely finds purchasers: the luxury and amusement goods. So it is that luxury continually imposes a tax on the simple people who have to do without it.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are ages in which the rational man and the intuitive man stand side by side, the one in fear of intuition, the other with scorn for abstraction. The latter is just as irrational as the former is inartistic.

Friedrich Nietzsche
One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary. He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power.
Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Willing sets you free: that is the true doctrine of will and freedom--thus Zarathustra instructs you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The drive toward knowledge has a moral origin.

Friedrich Nietzsche
No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Desire is happiness: satisfaction as happiness is merely the ultimate moment of desire. To be wish and wish alone is happiness, and a new wish over and over again.

Friedrich Nietzsche
One must never have spared oneself, one must have acquired hardness as a habit to be cheerful and in good spirits in the midst of nothing but hard truths.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The world was conquered through the understanding of dogs; the world exists through the understanding of dogs.

Friedrich Nietzsche
If a woman seeks education it is probably because her sexual apparatus is malfunctioning.