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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Spirit of Gravity

Previous Post: The Three Evil Things My voice is the voice of the people. I speak too coarsely and sincerely for Angora rabbits. My words sound even stranger to ink-fish and pen-foxes. My hand is a fool’s hand. Woe to … Continue reading

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Three Evil Things

Previous Post: The Return Home Zarathustra gives a contrarian and utilitarian opinion on three things that are commonly seen as negative: pleasure seeking (hedonism), lust for power, and selfishness. * * * In a dream, my last dream this morning, I … Continue reading

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Return Home

Previous Post: The Apostates Ah, loneliness! My home, loneliness! I have lived too long wildly in wild remoteness to return to you without tears! Threaten me with a finger as mothers threaten. Smile upon me as mothers smile. Speak to me: … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: On Passing By

Previous Post: On the Olive Mount Slowly wandering among many peoples and through divers cities, Zarathustra returned by round about roads to his mountain and his cave. Doing so, he came unaware to the gates of a great city. Here a … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: On the Olive Mount

Previous Post: The Dwarfing Virtue Winter, an unwanted guest, sits with me at home. My hands are blue from his friendly hand shake. I honour him, my unwanted guest, but gladly leave him alone. I gladly run away from him. When … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Dwarfing Virtue

Previous Post: Before Sunrise When Zarathustra returns to the mainland from the Happy Isles, he discovers that his virtue now dwarfs that of the people who live there. He calls this the “bedwarfing virtue”. * * * When Zarathustra returned … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Before Sunrise

Previous Post: Involuntary Bliss Oh heaven above me, you pure, deep heaven! You abyss of light! Gazing on you, I tremble with divine desires. Tossing myself up to your height, I find my depth! To hide myself in your purity is … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: Involuntary Bliss

Previous Post: The Vision and the Enigma With enigmas and bitterness in his heart, Zarathustra sailed over the sea. When he was four day’s journey from the Happy Isles and from his friends, he surmounted all his pain. Triumphantly and … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Vision and the Enigma

Previous Post: The Wanderer * * * When it got around among the sailors that Zarathustra was on board the ship—for a man who came from the Happy Isles had come aboard along with him—there was great curiosity and expectation. … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Wanderer

Previous Post: The Stillest Hour As the third part of the book begins, Zarathustra prepare to make his final journey. * * * When it was almost midnight, Zarathustra made his way over the ridge of the isle so that … Continue reading

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