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Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
Fear is the mother of morality.
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.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
Faith means not wanting to know what is true.
So long as you are praised think only that you are not yet on your own path but on that of another.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
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.
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

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