Friedrich NietzscheMonday, 29 May 2023
Nietzsche's Daybreak (also translated as 'The Dawn') was released in 1881, and was once referred to as a book written for psychologists. It consists of 575 aphorisms.
Suspicious. - To admit a belief merely because it is a custom - but that means to be dishonest, cowardly, lazy! - And so could dishonesty, cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality?
... hitherto we have been permitted to seek beauty only in the morally good - a fact which sufficiently accounts for our having found so little of it and having had to seek about for imaginary beauties without backbone! - As surely as the wicked enjoy a hundred kinds of happiness of which the virtuous have no inkling, so too they possess a hundred kinds of beauty; and many of them have not yet been discovered.
Daybreak, s. 468
It is, indeed, a fact that, in the midst of society and sociability every evil inclination has to place itself under such great restraint, don so many masks, lay itself so often on the procrustean bed of virtue, that one could well speak of a martyrdom of the evil man. In solitude all this falls away. He who is evil is at his most evil in solitude: which is where he is at his best - and thus to the eye of him who sees everywhere only a spectacle also at his most beautiful.
Daybreak, s. 499
Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the DayMonday, 29 May 2023
He who has always spared himself much will in the end become sickly of so much consideration. Praised be what hardens!Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885)