Wednesday, February 20, 2008

the great man

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Great Man… is colder, harder, less hesitating, and without fear of “opinion”; he lacks the virtues that accompany respect and “respectability,” and altogether everything that is the “virtue of the herd.” If he cannot lead, he goes alone…. He knows he is incommunicable: he finds it tasteless to be familiar…. When not speaking to himself, he wears a mask. There is a solitude within him that is inaccessible to praise or blame.

- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

6 comments:

Daddo said...

This guy (Nietzsche) is sexist. :)

Angeli said...
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Angeli said...

"You are going to women? Do not forget the whip!" (Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in The Portable Nietzsche, translated by Walter Kaufmann, New York: Viking, 1954: 179)

Angeli said...

Ano kami, kabayo? :)

Daddo said...

I bet you he is hetero-preferential, too. Euphemism for homophobic. :)

Angeli said...

Well, rumour has it that he is gay himself. :)

 
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