When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Friedrich Nietzsche — quotes and aphorisms
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.