Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
The world itself is the will to power – and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power – and nothing else!
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
In loneliness, the lonely one eats himself; in a crowd, the many eat him. Now choose.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
And 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.