Lying very still and thinking very little is the most inexpensive medicine for all the sicknesses of the soul, and when administered with good intentions it grows more and more pleasant with each passing hour.
A woman's pity, which is talkative, carries the sick person's bed to the public marketplace.
When a man has just been greatly honored and has eaten a little he is the most generous.
'God himself cannot exist without wise men' - Luther said, and was right. But 'God can exist even less without unwise men' - that good old Luther did not say.
Your soul will be dead even before your body: fear nothing further.
All words are prejudices.
However unchristian it may seem, I do not even bear any ill feeling towards myself.
You cannot learn to fly by flying. First you must learn to walk, to run, to climb, to dance.
For all things are baptized at the font of eternity, and beyond good and evil; good and evil themselves, however, are but intervening shadows and damp afflictions and passing clouds.
It is no doubt possible to fly--but first you must know how to dance like an angel.
As soon as a religion comes to dominate it has as its opponents all those who would have been its first disciples.
If you are considering marriage, ask yourself one question: Will I still enjoy talking with her when I'm old?
Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.
My genius is in my nostrils.
In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.
This mother needs happy, reputable children, and that one needs unhappy ones: otherwise she cannot show her kindness as a mother.
Unexplained, obscure matters are regarded as more important than explained, clear ones.
Examine the life of the best and most productive men and nations, and ask yourselves whether a tree which is to grow proudly skywards can dispense with bad weather and storms. Whether misfortune and opposition, or every kind of hatred, jealousy, stubbornness, distrust, severity, greed, and violence
Every power draws its ultimate consequences at every moment.
Everything matters. Nothing's important.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsch
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
Noble and wise men once believed in the music of the spheres: noble and wise men still continue to believe in the "moral significance of existence." But one day even this sphere-music will no longer be audible to them! They will wake up and take note that their ears were dreaming.
Away from God and gods did this will lure me: what would there be to create if gods existed?
I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. the will to a system is a lack of integrity.
A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
The definition of morality: Morality is the idiosyncrasy of decadents having the hidden desire to revenge themselves upon life - and being successful.
It is within your power to see that all you have experienced, trials, errors, faults, deceptions, passions, your love and your hope, shall be merged wholly in your aim.
Under peaceful conditions a warlike man sets upon himself.