Nothing is beautiful, except man: all aesthetics rest on this naivete, it is their first truth. Let us straightway add the second: nothing is ugly, except degenerating man; — the domain of aesthetic judgment is thereby limited.
Judgments, valuations with regard to life, for or against, can ultimately never be true: they only possess value as symptoms, they only come into consideration as symptoms, — in themselves such judgments are follies.
In all judgements by which we describe anything as beautiful, we allow no one to be of another opinion.[In allen Urteilen, wodurch wir etwas für schön erklären, verstatten wir keinem anderer Meinung zu sein.]