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"To give style" to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercise...   Life
'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?   Life
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not p...   Faith
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the ...   Life
A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surpri...   Life
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person ...   Life
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh da...   Life
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to en...   Life
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wa...   Life
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.   Life
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only ...   Life
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it ...   Life
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.   Life
All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for th...   Life
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prev...   Life
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.   Life
All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?   Life
Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little)...   Life
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches the...   Life
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.   Life
And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain cu...   Life
And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.   Life
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at l...   Life
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us ...   Life
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth ...   Life
Art is the proper task of life.   Life
Art raises its head where creeds relax.   Life
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only ...   Life
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do...   Life
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the gr...   Life
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blund...   Life
Can an ass be tragic? To perish under a burden one can neither bear no...   Life
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than b...   Life
Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it but degen...   Life
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.   Life
Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants ...   Life
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!   Life
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired b...   Life
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.   Life
Enduring habits I hate... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel gr...   Life
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.   Life
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not...   Life
Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary ...   Life
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.   Life
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than liste...   Life
Fear is the mother of morality.   Life
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certa...   Life
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.   Life
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.   Life
Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a ...   Life
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.   Life
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.   Life
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a m...   Life
He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.   Life
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.   Life
He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.   Life
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk a...   Life
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torm...   Life
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it ...   Life
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.   Life
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be t...   Life
I love those who do not know how to live for today.   Life
I wish to be at any time hereafter only a yea-sayer!   Life
I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.   Life
Idleness is the parent of psychology.   Life
If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and i...   Life
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something...   Forgiveness
If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.   Life
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with r...   Life
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.   Life
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.   Life
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and ...   Life
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same...   Life
In music the passions enjoy themselves.   Music
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees every...   Life
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, na...   Life
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?   Life
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?   Life
It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets throu...   Life
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my...   Life
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole b...   Life
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy ...   Life
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few wor...   Life
Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the...   Life
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living...   Life
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.   Life
Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for t...   Life
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ...   Life
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it t...   Life
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in purs...   Life
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.   Life
Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.   Life
No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.   Life
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.   Life
Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men....   Life
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened ...   Life
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason a...   Life
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aes...   Life
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his...   Life
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will...   Life
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming m...   Life
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times wh...   Life
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tell...   Life
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dan...   Life
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really th...   Life
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.   Life
Only sick music makes money today.   Life
Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually ...   Life
Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words di...   Life
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they h...   Life
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers s...   Life
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs: He alone suffers so dee...   Life
Plato was a bore.   Life
Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a bre...   Life
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.   Life
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.   Life
Success has always been a great liar.   Life
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.   Life
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.   Life
The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something th...   Life
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the for...   Life
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.   Life
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the w...   Religion
The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy,...   Life
The doer alone learneth.   Life
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.   Art
The future influences the present just as much as the past.   Life
The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill te...   Life
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelm...   Life
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rat...   Life
The lie is a condition of life.   Life
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but als...   Life
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others...   Life
The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous...   Life
The newspaper reader says: this party will ruin itself if it makes err...   Life
The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose ...   Life
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher...   Life
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wan...   Life
The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding - in reality the...   Life
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.   Life
There are no facts, only interpretations.   Life
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe t...   Life
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some re...   Life
There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects th...   Life
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.   Life
This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and ke...   Life
This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves.   Life
This secret spoke Life herself unto me: "Behold," said she, "I am that...   Life
Thoughts are the shadows of our sensations - always darker, emptier, s...   Life
To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of...   Death
To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so man...   Life
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.   Life
To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; ...   Life
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.   Life
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserve...   Life
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown...   Life
We have art in order not to die of the truth.   Life
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are use...   Life
We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of va...   Life
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least...   Life
What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.   Life
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.   Life
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to pow...   Life
What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not sufferin...   Life
What someone is, begins to be revealed when his talent abates, when he...   Life
What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the i...   Life
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and get...   Life
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you wil...   Age
When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing poss...   Life
When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.   Life
When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that...   Life
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.   Life
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.   Life
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.   Life
Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him...   Life
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does n...   Life
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.   Life
Without music, life would be a mistake.   Music
Woman was God's second mistake.   Life
Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bo...   Life
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it -...   Life
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct wa...   Life
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.   Life