The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of ‘eternity’; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book – what everyone else does not say in a book.
By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.