The shortest route is not the most direct one, but rather the one where the most favorable winds swell our sails:Mthat is the lesson that seafarers teach. Not to abide by this lesson is to be obstinate: here, firmness of character is tainted with stupidity.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

He who cannot command himself should obey. And many can command themselves, but much is still lacking before they can obey themselves.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Where I found the living, there I found the will to power; even in the will of servants I found the will to be master.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Friedrich Nietzsche
You have not yet suffered enough! For you suffer only from yourselves, you have not yet suffered from man.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Assuming that he believes at all, the everyday Christian is a pitiful figure, a man who really cannot count up to three, and who besides, precisely because of his mental incompetence, would not deserve such a punishment as Christianity promises him.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The one seeks a midwife to deliver his thoughts, the other, someone to assist: thus a good conversation comes into being.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The rights a man arrogates to himself are related to the duties he imposes on himself, to the tasks to which he feels equal. The great majority of men have no right to existence, but are a misfortune to higher men.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Not joy is the mother of dissipation, but joylessness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In a certain state it is indecent to live longer.

Friedrich Nietzsche
A Dionysian life task needs the hardness of the hammer and one of its first essentials is without doubt the joy to be found even in destruction.