Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.