The most unendurable thing, to be sure, the really terrible thing, would be a life without habits, a life which continually required improvisation.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.

Friedrich Nietzsche
We belong to an age whose culture is in danger of perishing through the means to culture.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I desire that your conjectures should not reach beyond your creative will. Could you create a god? Then do not speak to me of any gods.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present. Friedrich Nietzsch
Friedrich Nietzsche

The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche
To the mediocre, mediocrity is a form of happiness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has attained the freedom of reason to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth - and not even as a traveler towards a final goal, for there is no such thing. But he certainly wants to observe and keep his eyes open to whatever actually happens in the world; therefore he cannot attach his heart too firmly to anything individual; he must have in himself something wandering that takes pleasure in change and transitoriness.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Not to be cowardly when it comes to our own actions! Not to leave them in the lurch!--The sting of conscience is indecent.

Friedrich Nietzsche
In order to be able thus to misjudge, and thus to grant left-handed veneration to our classics, people must have ceased to know them. This, generally speaking, is precisely what has happened. For, otherwise, one ought to know that there is only one way of honoring them, and that is to continue seeking with the same spirit and with the same courage, and not to weary of the search.