Quotes by: Friedrich Nietzsche
The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect.
All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Sing me a new song; the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live.