Once the sin against God was the greatest sin; but God died, and these sinners
died with him. To sin against the earth is now the most dreadful thing, and
to esteem the entrails of the unknowable higher than the meaning of the earth...
Behold, I teach you the overman. The overman is the meaning of the earth.
Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth! I beseech
you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth, and do not believe those who
speak to you of otherworldly hopes! Poison-mixers are they, whether they know
it or not. Despisers of life are they, decaying and poisoned themselves, of
whom the earth is weary: so let them go.
This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and
religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from
the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and
it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first
emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still.
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon
the earth for honest men to live in.
'The world is my idea' is a truth valid for every living creature, though
only man can consciously contemplate it. In doing so he attains philosophical
wisdom. No truth is more absolutely certain than that all that exists for
knowledge, and, therefore, this whole world, is only object in relation to
subject, perception of a perceiver--in a word, idea. The world is idea.
The essential identity of body and will is shown by the fact that every violent
movement of the will--that is to say, every emotion--directly agitates the
body and interferes with its vital functions. So we may legitimately say:
My body is the objectivity of my will.
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly
to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated
creature is born.
In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make
us your slaves, but feed us.
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