The present-day Prussian is one of the most dangerous enemies of culture.
The maturity of man—that means, to have reacquired the seriousness that one had as a child at play.
I have at all times written my writings with my whole heart and soul: I do not know what purely intellectual problems are.
Go your ways! and let the people and peoples go theirs!- gloomy ways, verily, on which not a single hope glints any more!
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
And you who are wise and knowledgable, you would flee from the burning sun of that wisdom in which the overman joyously bathes his nakedness. You highest men whom my eyes have seen, this is my doubt concerning you and my secret laughter: I guess that you would call my overman: evil.