Everything good is the transmutation of something evil: every god has a devil for a father.
Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains, although I do not know who assumed that it could. But it can put mountains where there are none.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. Friedrich Nietzsch
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
History is nothing more than the belief in the senses, the belief in falsehood.
So far no one had had enough courage and intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans. My problems are new, my psychological horizon frighteningly comprehensive, my language bold and clear; there may well be no books written in German which are richer in ideas and more independent than mine.
Like tourists huffing and puffing to reach the peak we forget the view on the way up.
Is not wounded vanity the mother of all tragedies?
The higher culture an individual attains, the less field there is left for mockery and scorn.
I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Lo
One pays dearly for being immortal: one must die many times during his life.
In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.
In order to acquire intellect one must need it. One loses it when it is no longer necessary.
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
The world is a work of art that gives birth to itself.
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Christianity is religion for the executioner.
Loving and perishing: it's been a rhyme all these eternities. The will to love: that is, also being willing to die.
Love brings to light a lover's noble and hidden qualities-his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive of his normal qualities.
The command 'become hard! ', the deep conviction that all creators are hard, is the really distinctive sign of a Dionysian nature.
Become who you are!
Only great pain is, as the teacher of great suspicion, the ultimate liberator of the spirit...I doubt whether such pain improves us-but I do know it deepens us.
He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser.
Where do your greatest dangers lie?--In pity.
Youth is an unpleasant period; for then it is not possible or not prudent to be productive in any sense whatsoever.
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Friedrich Nietz
Our body is simply a social structure made of many souls.
Woman learns how to hate in proportion as she forgets how to charm.
Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.