Nietzsche on Complaining

Twilight of the Idols - Expeditions of an Untimely Man 34

Everyone finds pleasure in scolding- it gives a little of the intoxication of power. Even complaining and wailing can give life a charm for the sake of which one endures it: there is a small dose of revenge in every complaint, one reproaches those who are different for one's vile, sometimes even with one's being vile, as if they had perpetrated an injustice or possessed an impermissable privilege. Complaining is never of any use; it comes from weakness. Whether one attributes one's feeling vile to others or to oneself makes no essential difference.