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Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1912 - 86 pages

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Page 72 - I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
Page 50 - ... dangled at the stalk. The people told me, however, that the big ear was not only a man, but a great man, a genius. But I never believed...
Page 28 - I believe man (besides skin, flesh, bones, etc. that are obvious to the eye) to be a compound of various passions; that all of them, as they are provoked and come uppermost, govern him by turns, whether he will or no.
Page 68 - Hearken now unto my word, ye wisest ones ! Test it seriously, whether I have crept into the heart of life itself, and into the roots of its heart ! Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power ; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master. That to the stronger the weaker shall serve — thereto persuadeth he his will who would be master over a still weaker one. That delight alone he is unwilling to forego. And as the lesser surrendereth himself to the greater...
Page 37 - It is not the love of our neighbour, it is not the love of mankind, which upon many occasions prompts us to the practice of those divine virtues. It is a stronger love, a more powerful affection, which generally takes place upon such occasions; the love of what is honourable and noble, of the grandeur, and dignity, and superiority of our own characters.
Page 49 - I looked still more attentively — and actually there did move under the ear something that was pitiably small and poor and slim.
Page 79 - Benevolence to the whole species, and want of feeling for every individual with whom the professors come in contact, form the character of the new philosophy.
Page 51 - I endure to be a man, if man were not also the composer, and riddle-reader, and redeemer of chance! To redeem what is past, and to transform every "It was
Page 86 - Have / — still a goal ? A haven towards which my sail is set ? A good wind? Ah, he only who knoweth whither he saileth, knoweth what wind is good, and a fair wind for him. What still remaineth to me ? A heart weary and flippant ; an unstable will ; fluttering wings ; a broken backbone. This seeking for my home : O Zarathustra, dost thou know that this seeking hath been my homesickening ; it eateth me up.
Page 86 - For it do I ask and seek, and have sought, but have not found it. O eternal everywhere, O eternal nowhere, O eternal — in-vain ! " Thus spake the shadow, and Zarathustra's countenance lengthened at his words.

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