How little it takes to make us happy! The sound of a bagpipe. Without music life would be a mistake. The German even imagines God as singing songs.

Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 33 (1889).

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How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we are marching into battle against an enemy.

Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 557, "Into Battle Against an Enemy," (1881).

In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is.

Beyond Good and Evil (1886)

In war personal revenge maintains its silence.

February 1883

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.


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.

Also sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) pt. 3, ch. 56, sect. 23