Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
I am a pure-blooded Polish nobleman without a single drop of bad blood – certainly not German blood.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
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.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of ‘eternity’; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book – what everyone else does not say in a book.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.