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

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Posthumous men-myself, for example-are not as well understood as timely ones, but we are listened to better. More precisely: we are never understood-hence our authority.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.

Friedrich Nietzsche
It is neither the best nor the worst things in a book that defy translation.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Even the bravest only rarely have courage for what they really know.

Friedrich Nietzsche
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness. Friedrich Nietz
Friedrich Nietzsche

And he who must be a creator in good and evil: verily, he must be an annihilator first and demolish values.

Friedrich Nietzsche
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Weariness that wants to reach the ultimate with one leap, with one fatal leap, a poor ignorant weariness that does not want to want any more: this created all gods and afterworlds.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons. Friedrich Nietzsch