The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
Never to talk about yourself is a refined form of hypocrisy.
The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite.
The devotion of the greatest is to encounter risk and danger, and play dice for death.
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief one already has.
I distrust all systematisers, and avoid them. The will to a system shows a lack of honesty.
Compassion for the friend should conceal itself under a hard shell.