Nothing is beautiful only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame but probably only for this reason that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life their Christianity for instance.
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.
Not necessity not desire - no the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health food a place to live entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal also his fine art finally also the only kind of piety he knows his 'divine service.'