Judgements, value judgements 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 judgements are stupidities.
Re-create yourselves: and let this be your best creation.
IF there were gods, how could I endure it to be no God!
I love the great despisers, because they are the great adorers, and arrows of longing for the other shore.
In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen. Few in pursuit of the goal.
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.
Reason' is the cause of our falsification of the evidence of the senses. In so far as the senses show becoming, passing away, change, they do not lie.... But Heraclitus will always be right in this, that being is an empty fiction. The ‘apparent' world is the only one: the ‘real' world has only been lyingly added...
The domestication (the culture) of man does not go deep--where it does go deep it at once becomes degeneration (type: the Christian). The 'savage' (or, in moral terms, the evil man) is a return to nature--and in a certain sense his recovery, his cure from 'culture'.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Honest things, like honest men, do not have to explain themselves so openly. What must first be proved is worth little.
Pascal is right to assert that if we had the same dream every night, we would be as engaged by it as we are by the things we see every day. If an artisan were sure of dreaming every night a full twelve hours that he was king, I believe, says Pascal, he would be just as happy as a king who dreamed every night for twelve hours that he was an artisan.