(1844 - 1900)
sublime one saw I today, a solemn one, a penitent of the
spirit: Oh, how my soul laughed at his ugliness! (thus
around your neighbour, and have fine words for it. But I say
unto you: your neighbour-love is your bad love of yourselves.
unto your neighbour from yourselves, and would fain make a
virtue thereof: but I fathom your "unselfishness."
is older than the I; the Thou hath been consecrated, but not
yet the I: so man presseth nigh unto his neighbour.
Do I advise
you to neighbour-love? Rather do I advise you to neighbour-flight
and to furthest love!
than love to your neighbour is love to the furthest and future
ones; higher still than love to men, is love to things and
that runneth on before thee, my brother, is fairer than thou;
why dost thou not give unto it thy flesh and thy bones? But
thou fearest, and runnest unto thy neighbour.
endure it with yourselves, and do not love yourselves sufficiently:
so ye seek to mislead your neighbour into love, and would
fain gild yourselves with his error.
that ye could not endure it with any kind of near ones, or
their neighbours; then would ye have to create your friend
and his overflowing heart out of yourselves.
in a witness when ye want to speak well of yourselves; and
when ye have misled him to think well of you, ye also think
well of yourselves.
doth he lie, who speaketh contrary to his knowledge, but more
so, he who speaketh contrary to his ignorance. And thus speak
ye of yourselves in your intercourse, and belie your neighbour
the fool: "Association with men spoileth the character,
especially when one hath none."
goeth to his neighbour because he seeketh himself, and the
other because he would fain lose himself. Your bad love to
yourselves maketh solitude a prison to you.
ones are they who pay for your love to the near ones; and
when there are but five of you together, a sixth must always
not your festivals either: too many actors found I there,
and even the spectators often behaved like actors.
neighbour do I teach you, but the friend. Let the friend be
the festival of the earth to you, and a foretaste of the Superman.
you the friend and his overflowing heart. But one must know
how to be a sponge, if one would be loved by over-flowing
you the friend in whom the world standeth complete, a capsule
of the good,- the creating friend, who hath always a complete
world to bestow.
the world unrolled itself for him, so rolleth it together
again for him in rings, as the growth of good through evil,
as the growth of purpose out of chance.
future and the furthest be the motive of thy today; in thy
friend shalt thou love the Superman as thy motive.
I advise you not to neighbour-love- I advise you to furthest
love!Thus spake Zarathustra.
qu'on fait n'est jamais compris mais seulement loué ou blâmé.
Nietzsche, Gay Science