I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.
Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is.
Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Amor Fati" "Love Your Fate", which is in fact your life.
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
What does your conscience say?- 'You should become the person you are'.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Art is the proper task of life.
Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.
In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.
There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.