The higher its type, the more rarely a thing succeeds.
What is the truth, but a lie agreed upon.
Not with wrath do we kill, but with laughter. Come, let us kill the spirit of gravity!
Envy and jealousy are the private parts of the human soul. Perhaps the comparison can be extended.
For both parties in a controversy, the most disagreeable way of retaliating is to be vexed and silent; for the aggressor usually regards the silence as a sign of contempt.
The beautiful exists just as little as the true. In every case it is a question of the conditions of preservation of a certain type of man: thus the herd-man will experience the value feeling of the true in different things than will the overman.
In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.
The happiness of man is: I will. The happiness of woman is: he wills.
I will believe in the Redeemer when the Christians look a little more redeemed.
The governments of the great States have two instruments for keeping the people dependent, in fear and obedience: a coarser, the army; and a more refined, the school.
Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belie
Whoever writes in blood and aphorisms wants not to be learned but to be learned by heart.
Along the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost every vocation is chosen and entered upon as a means to a purpose but is ultimately continued as a final purpose in itself. Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent stupidity in which we indulge ourselves.
How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the
With sturdy shoulders, space stands opposing all its weight to nothingness. Where space is, there is being.
Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them.
Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.
Impoliteness is frequently the sign of an awkward modesty that loses its head when surprised and hopes to conceal this with rudeness.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
The child as a monument to the passion of two people; the will to oneness in two.
Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.
Every word instantly becomes a concept precisely insofar as it is not supposed to serve as a reminder of the unique and entirely individual original experience to which it owes its origin; but rather, a word becomes a concept insofar as it simultaneously has to fit countless more or less similar cas
Truly, it is a blessing and not a blasphemy when I teach that "above all things there stands the heaven of chance, the heaven of innocence, the heaven of accident, the heaven of wantonness".
When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began.
We can destroy only as creators
A nation that still believes in itself holds fast to its own god.
That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts
If you know the why, you can live any how.
When we cannot stand certain people, we try to have suspicions about them.
Fear is the mother of morality.