Women want to serve, and this is where their happiness lies: but the free spirit does not want to be served, and this is where hishappiness lies.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Unexplained, obscure matters are regarded as more important than explained, clear ones.

Friedrich Nietzsche
I shall repeat a hundred times; we really ought to free ourselves from the seduction of words!
Friedrich Nietzsche

In every philosophical school, three thinkers succeed one another in the following way: the first produces out of himself the sapand seed, the second draws it out into threads and spins a synthetic web, and the third waits in this web for the sacrificial victims that are caught in it--and tries to live off philosophy.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Unconsciously we seek the principles and opinions which are suited to our temperament, so that at last it seems as if these principles and opinions had formed our character and given it support and stability.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest cure for love is still that time honoured medicine - love returned.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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 cases -- which means, purely and simply, cases which are never equal and thus altogether unequal.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Examine the life of the best and most productive men and nations, and ask yourselves whether a tree which is to grow proudly skywards can dispense with bad weather and storms. Whether misfortune and opposition, or every kind of hatred, jealousy, stubbornness, distrust, severity, greed, and violence do not belong to the favourable conditions without which a great growth even of virtue is hardly possible?

Friedrich Nietzsche
It seems to me that to take a book of mine into his hands is one of the rarest distinctions that anyone can confer upon himself. I even assume that he removes his shoes when he does so-not to speak of boots.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Human life is inexplicable, and still without meaning: a fool may decide its fate.

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