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Sunday in the park with Nietzsche





You gotta love a guy who sits around thinking up provocatively pithy (or pithily provocative) things to say at dinner parties. And I admire Nietzsche’s stated goal “to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”


Here are a few of the clever boy’s aphorisms (take from Raptitude’s list of 40 of ’em):

     He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

     Morality is but the herd-instinct in the individual.

     Without music, life would be a mistake.

     Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

     The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.

     A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.

Kinda makes you think!

5 comments on “Sunday in the park with Nietzsche

  1. John W. Howell
    September 22, 2013

    Like em all

  2. Gretchen Getsinger
    September 22, 2013

    Great men’s errors are to be venerated as more fruitful than little men’s truths.

    Happy Sunday with Nietzsche!

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