He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. 1
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
"God", "immortality of the soul", "redemption", "beyond" - Without exception, concepts to which I have never devoted any attention, or time; not even as a child. Perhaps I have never been childlike enough for them?I do not by any means know atheism as a result; even less as an event: It is a matter
Man is the only animal that must be encouraged to live.
Heraclitus was an opponent of all democratic parties.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. Friedrich Nietzsch
Man is something that shall be overcome.... Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman -- a rope over an abyss... What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.
Whoever regards human beings as a herd and flees them as swiftly as he can will no doubt be overtaken by them and impaled on theirhorns.
What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering
No artist will tolerate the world for one second as it is.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
Even today many educated people think that the victory of Christianity over Greek philosophy is a proof of the superior truth of the former - although in this case it was only the coarser and more violent that conquered the more spiritual and delicate. So far as superior truth is concerned, it is en
All religions bear traces of the fact that they arose during the intellectual immaturity of the human race - before it had learned the obligations to speak the truth. Not one of them makes it the duty of its god to be truthful and understandable in his communications.
If married couples did not live together, happy marriages would be more frequent.
All great men are play actors of their own ideal.
Of all writings I love only that which is written with blood. Write with blood: and you will discover that blood is spirit.
Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes.
[Heraclitus speaks as if] in entrancement ... but [also] truthfully.
Reckoned physiologically, everything ugly weakens and afflicts man. It recalls decay, danger, impotence; he actually suffers a loss of energy in its presence. The effect of the ugly can be measured with a dynamometer. Whenever man feels in any way depressed, he senses the proximity of something ugly
It is the evening that questions thus from within me.
Close beside my knowledge lies my black ignorance.
Socrates ... is the first philosopher of life [Lebensphilosoph], ... Thinking serves life, while among all previous philosophers life had served thought and knowledge. ... Thus Socratic philosophy is absolutely practical: it is hostile to all knowledge unconnected to ethical implications.
Whoever thought that he had understood something of me had merely construed something out of me, after his own image.
Different types of dangerous lives-You have no idea what you are living through; you rush through life as if you were drunk and now and then fall down some staircase. But thanks to your drunkenness you never break a limb; your muscles are too relaxed and your brain too benighted for you to find the
More and more it seems to me that the philosopher, being of necessity a man of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, has always found himself, and had to find himself, in contradiction to his today: his enemy was ever the ideal of today. So far all these extraordinary furtherers of men whom one calls
there they laugh: they do not understand me; I am not the mouth for these ears.
Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.
How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare?
The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one's level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up.
Madness is the result not of uncertainty but certainty.