Beyond Good and Evil
77. With his principles a man seeks either to dominate, or justify, or honour, or reproach,
or conceal his habits: two men with the same principles probably seek fundamentally
different ends therewith.
78. He who despises himself, nevertheless esteems himself thereby, as a despiser.
79. A soul which knows that it is loved, but does not itself love, betrays its sediment: its
dregs come up.
80. A thing that is explained ceases to concern us--What did the God mean who gave the
advice, "Know thyself!" Did it perhaps imply "Cease to be concerned about thyself!
become objective!"-- And Socrates?--And the "scientific man"?
81. It is terrible to die of thirst at sea. Is it necessary that you should so salt your truth that
it will no longer--quench thirst?
82. "Sympathy for all"--would be harshness and tyranny for THEE, my good neighbour.
83. INSTINCT--When the house is on fire one forgets even the dinner--Yes, but one
recovers it from among the ashes.
84. Woman learns how to hate in proportion as she--forgets how to charm.
85. The same emotions are in man and woman, but in different TEMPO, on that account
man and woman never cease to misunderstand each other.
86. In the background of all their personal vanity, women themselves have still their
impersonal scorn--for "woman".
87. FETTERED HEART, FREE SPIRIT--When one firmly fetters one's heart and keeps
it prisoner, one can allow one's spirit many liberties: I said this once before But people do
not believe it when I say so, unless they know it already.
88. One begins to distrust very clever persons when they become embarrassed.
89. Dreadful experiences raise the question whether he who experiences them is not
something dreadful also.
90. Heavy, melancholy men turn lighter, and come temporarily to their surface, precisely
by that which makes others heavy--by hatred and love.
91. So cold, so icy, that one burns one's finger at the touch of him! Every hand that lays
hold of him shrinks back!--And for that very reason many think him red-hot.
92. Who has not, at one time or another--sacrificed himself for the sake of his good