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It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
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?
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
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.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
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.
It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
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.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
We have art in order not to die of 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 aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
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.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
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.