All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.
Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.
Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.
What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
- Friedrich Nietzsche