Here is the great city: here have you nothing to seek and everything to lose.
You should seek your enemy, you should wage your war - a war for your opinions. And when your opinion is defeatedy our honesty should still cry triumph over that!
And must I not conceal myself like one who has swallowed gold- lest my soul should be ripped up?
Man is something that shall be overcome.... Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman -- a rope over an abyss... What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.
Creatingùthat is the great salvation from suffering, and life's alleviation. But for the creator to appear, suffering itself is needed, and much transformation.
There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.
How COULD they endure my happiness, if I did not put around it accidents, and winter-privations, and bear-skin caps, and enmantling snowflakes!
And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.
No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.
Dead are all gods: now we want the overman to live.
Untroubled, scornful, outrageous - that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.
I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
And when he invented his hell, that was his heaven on earth.
Of all that is written I love only what a man has written in his own blood.
Disobedience- that is the nobility of slaves.
I change too quickly: my today refutes my yesterday. When I ascend I often jump over steps, and no step forgives me that.
Behold! I am weary of my wisdom, like the bee that has gathered too much honey; I need hands outstretched to take it from me. I wish to spread it and bestow it, until the wise have once more become joyous in their folly, and the poor happy in their riches.
Oh great star! What would your happiness be if you did not have us to shine for?
Foolish is my happiness, and foolish things will it speak: it is still too youngùso have patience with it!
Weariness that wants to reach the ultimate with one leap, with one fatal leap, a poor ignorant weariness that does not want to want any more: this created all gods and afterworlds.
I love those that know not how to live except as down-goers, for they are the over-goers.
Blessed are the sleepy ones: for they shall soon fall off.
One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.
For ten years you have climbed here to my cave: you would have become weary of shining and of the journey, had it not been for me, my eagle, and my serpent.
What have we in common with the rosebud, which trembles because a drop of dew is lying upon it?
I love those who do not know how to live, except by going under, for they are those who cross over.
But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthword, downword, into the dark, the deep - into evil.
Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.
Go your ways! and let the people and peoples go theirs!- gloomy ways, verily, on which not a single hope glints any more!
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