The less men are fettered by tradition, the greater becomes the inward activity of their motives, and greater again in proportion to their outer restlessness.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not destroy, strengthens.

Friedrich Nietzsche
To get into just those situations where sham virtues will not suffice, but rather where, as with the ropedancer on his rope, one either falls or stands--or gets down.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Is it not better to fall into the hands of a murderer, than into the dreams of a lustful woman?

Friedrich Nietzsche
If a man has character, he has also his typical experience, which always recurs.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one. Friedrich Nietzsch

Friedrich Nietzsche
We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche
Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whatever may be your desire to accomplish great deeds, the deep silence of pregnancy never comes to you! The event of the day sweeps you along like straws before the wind whilst ye lie under the illusion that ye are chasing the event,-poor fellows! If a man wishes to act the hero on the stage he must not think of forming part of the chorus; he should not even know how the chorus is made up.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We are unknown to ourselves, we men of knowledge - and with good reason. We have never sought ourselves - how could it happen that we should ever find ourselves? It has rightly been said: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"; our treasure is where the beehives of our knowledge are.