Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Few and the Many

The hope of society is that with the preservation of so many blanks one may also protect a few in whom humanity culminates. Otherwise it makes no sense at all to preserve so many wretched human beings.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Notes, 1873, VI, 336 f.

Hoisted by a Petard

I did try to establish a heresy of my own. And when I had put the last touches on it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy.

G. K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy, 1959

Beautiful Loser

"This beautiful world history is a chaotic pile of garbage."

Friedrich Nietzsche
Notes, 1873

Alternative Religion

"Deification of success is truly commensurate with human meanness."

Friedrich Nietzsche
Notes, 1873

Many Counselors

"In the natural order of things, there are always several geniuses who spur each other to action."

Friedrich Nietzsche
"Homer's Contest", 1872