Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Behind all their personal vanity women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
Ah women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths and as a result there is no truth.
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep the truth is that they are not even shallow.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Not when truth is dirty but when it is shallow does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
One may sometimes tell a lie but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
Nothing is beautiful only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of...
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.
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.
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Go up close to your friend but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
If there is no struggle there is no progress.