One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
We find nothing easier than being wise, patient, superior. We drip with the oil of forbearance and sympathy, we are absurdly just, we forgive everything. For that very reason we ought to discipline ourselves a little; for that very reason we ought to cultivate a little emotion, a little emotional vice, from time to time. It may be hard for us; and among ourselves we may perhaps laugh at the appearance we thus present. But what of that! We no longer have any other mode of self-overcoming available to us: this is our asceticism, our penance.
He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
Category: Extremes And Extremists
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism