Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher
Plato was a bore
Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy
Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this na‘vet», which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating manůand with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands
In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.