Quotes by: Friedrich Nietzsche
It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.