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

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. Friedrich Nietzsch

Friedrich Nietzsche
In every party there is one person who, through his dotingly credulous enunciation of party principles, incites the other members to defection.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We belong to an age whose culture is in danger of perishing through the means to culture.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Death. The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.

Friedrich Nietzsche
When you stare into an abyss for a long time, the abyss also stares into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The way to transmute your iron duty into gold in everyone's eyes is this: always deliver more than you promise.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Spirit is the life that itself cuts into life: with its own torment it increases its own knowledge. Did you already know that?

Friedrich Nietzsche
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present. Friedrich Nietz