Many other such substitutes for war will be discovered, but perhaps precisely thereby it will become more and more obvious that such a highly cultivated and therefore necessarily enfeebled humanity as that of modern Europe not only needs wars, but the greatest and most terrible wars, consequently oc
Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. an unknown sage - whose name is self. In yourt body he dwells; he is your body. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.
Women are constituted in such a way that all truth (regarding men, love, children, society, the purpose of life) disgusts them, and in such a way that they try to revenge themselves on anyone who opens their eyes.
The strongest and most evil spirits have to date advanced mankind the most: they always rekindled the sleeping passions - all orderly arranged society lulls the passions to sleep; they always reawakened the sense of comparison, of contradiction, of delight in the new, the adventurous, the untried; t
And nobody lies as much as the indignant do.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
The more a person indulges himself the less others are willing to indulge him.
There is nothing more necessary than truth, and in comparison with it everything else has only secondary value. This absolute will to truth: what is it? Is it the will to not allow ourselves to be deceived? Is it the will not to deceive? One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that i
What a dissimilarity we see in walking, swimming, and flying. And yet it is one and the same motion: it is just that the load- bearing capacity of the earth differs from that of the water, and that that of the water differs from that of the air! Thus we should also learn to fly as thinkers--and not
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
The earth has become small, and on it hops the last man, who makes everything small. His race can no more be exterminated than the flea can be. The last man lives the longest.
My wisdom has long accumulated like a cloud, it becomes stiller and darker. So does all wisdom which shall one day bear lightnings.
As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemiesâ€”but why? Because they are the most impotent. It is because of their impotence that in them hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred. The truly great haters in world history have alw
You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.
The golden age, when rambunctious spirits were regarded as the source of evil.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. Friedrich Nietz
The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.
Morality makes stupid.- Custom represents the experiences of men of earlier times as to what they supposed useful and harmful - but the sense for custom (morality) applies, not to these experiences as such, but to the age, the sanctity, the indiscussability of the custom. And so this feeling is a hi
I am no man, I am dynamite.
Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
Life is that which must overcome itself again and again
Man is not equally moral at all hours, this is well known. If his morality is judged to be the capability for great self-sacrificing resolutions and self-denial (which, when continuous and grown habitual, are called holiness)
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
It is only possible through the fact that sympathy for the general life and suffering of mankind is very weakly developed in the individual.
Let woman be a plaything, pure and fine, like a precious stone, illumined with the virtues of a world not yet come.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
Whom do you call bad?--Those who always want to induce shame.
The Gay Science, section 108