A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.
[Philosophers] are not honest enough in their work, although they make a lot of virtuous noise when the problem of truthfulness is touched even remotely. They all pose as if they had discovered and reached their real opinions through the self-development of a cold, pure, divinely unconcerned dialect
I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Lo
The weak and the botched shall perish: first principle of our charity.
If that glad message of your Bible were written in your faces, you would not need to demand belief in the authority of that book in such stiff-necked fashion.
There are few pains so grievous as to have seen, divined, or experienced how an exceptional man has missed his way and deteriorated
Science offends the modesty of all real women. It makes them feel as though it were an attempt to peek under their skin--or, worseyet, under their dress and ornamentation!
Without passions you have no experience whatever.
The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.
It is doubtful whether anyone who has travelled widely has found anywhere in the world regions more ugly than in the human face.
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsch
The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
There is only a perspective seeing, only a perspective 'knowing'; and the more affects we allow to speak about one thing, the more eyes, different eyes, we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our 'concept' of this thing, our 'objectivity,' be.
The so-called paradoxes of an author, to which a reader takes exception, often exist not in the author's book at all, but rather in the reader's head.
Perhaps no one as yet has been truthful enough about what "truthfulness" is.
The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
you must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?
What is the strongest cure?--Victory.
Improvements are invented only by those who can feel that something is not good.
Denn was ist Freiheit? Dasz man den Willen zur Selbstverantwortlichkeit hat.
Nothing can be done about it: every master has but a single pupil--and he will not stay loyal to him--for he is also destined to become a master.
The great works are produced in such an ecstasy of love that they must always be unworthy of it, however great their worth otherwise.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
We should not talk about our friends: otherwise we will talk away the feeling of friendship.
Woman learns how to hate in proportion as she forgets how to charm.
In Russia there is an emigration of intelligence: Ã©migrÃ©s cross the frontier in order to read and to write good books. But in doing so they contribute to making their fatherland, abandoned by spirit, into the gaping jaws of Asia that would like to swallow our little Europe.
That God became man indicates only this: that man should not seek his salvation in eternity, but rather establish his heaven on earth.
One does not kill by anger but by laughter.
When anyone apologizes to us he has to do it very expertly: otherwise we might easily come to see ourselves as the guilty party and experience unpleasant feelings.