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There is always madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
What good is all this free-thinking, modernity, and turncoat flexibility if at some gut level you are still a Christian, a Catholic, and even a priest!
What really arouses indignation against suffering is not suffering as such but the senselessness of suffering...
What destroys a man more quickly than to work, think and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure - as a mere automaton of duty?
Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity, is due to an inability to resist a stimulus - you have to react, you follow every impulse.
[The] self overcoming of justice: one knows the beautiful name it has given itself--mercy...
We are unknown to ourselves, we men of knowledge--and with good reason. We have never sought ourselves--how could it happen that we should ever find ourselves?
To see others suffer does one good, to make others suffer even more: this is a hard saying but an ancient, mighty, human, all-too-human principle [....] Without cruelty there is no festival.
But I need solitude--which is to say, recovery, return to myself, the breath of a free, light, playful air.
This workshop where ideals are manufactured--it seems to me it stinks of so many lies
The Church today is more likely to alienate than to seduce...
How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare?
Morality is the idiosyncrasy of decadents having the hidden desire to revenge themselves upon life – and being successful.
Water is sufficient...the spirit moves over water.
Energy wasted on negative ends.
Women are still cats and birds. Or at the best, cows.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Great intellects are skeptical.
Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.
Every Profound thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
I understand by 'freedom of spirit' something quite definite - the unconditional will to say No where it is dangerous to say No.
A moral system valid for all is basically immoral.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.
Art is the proper task of life.
If thinking is your fate, revere this fate with divine honour and sacrifice to it the best, the most beloved
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
Physician, heal thyself: then wilt thou also heal thy patient. Let it be his best cure to see with his eyes him who maketh himself whole.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
But one thing is the thought, another thing is the deed, and another thing is the idea of the deed. The wheel of causality doth not roll between them.
There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.
The vanity of others runs counter to our taste only when it runs counter to our vanity.
Around the hero, everything becomes a tragedy.Around God, everything becomes what? a world?
Youth's longing misconceived inconsistency.Those whom I deemedChanged to my kin, the friends of whom I dreamed, Have aged and lost our old affinity:One has to change to stay akin to me.
In architecture the pride of man his triumph over gravitation his will to power assume a visible form. Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of forms.
Sleep knocks on my eyes: they grow heavy. Sleep touches my mouth: it stays open.Truly, he comes to me on soft soles, the dearest of thieves, and steals my thoughts from me
Believe me, friend Hellishnoise: the greatest events—they are not our loudest but our stillest hours.
Plus d'un qui n'a pu liberer ses propres chaines a su pourtant en liberer son ami.
We have abolished the real world: what world is left? The apparent world perhaps? . . . But no! with the real world we have also abolished the apparent world.
Only those thoughts which come from walking have any value
This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously.
What does our great historical hunger signify, our clutching about us of countless cultures, our consuming desire for knowledge, if not the loss of myth, of a mythic home, the mythic womb?
Family love is messy clinging and of an annoying and repetitive pattern like bad wallpaper.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
to have to combat one’s instincts—that is the formula for decadence: as long as life is ascending, happiness and instinct are one.