That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
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.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.