Daybreak

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In the field.  'We must take things more cheerfully than they deserve; especially since we have for a long time taken them more seriously than they deserve.'  So speak brave soldiers of knowledge.

Friedrich NietzscheDaybreak: Book V - Aphorism #5676226 years, 10 months ago 

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Poet and bird.  The phoenix155 showed the poet a scroll which was burning to ashes. 'Do not be dismayed!' it said, 'it is your work! It does not have the spirit of the age and even less the spirit of those who are against the age: consequently it must be burned. But this is a good sign. There are many kinds of daybreaks.'

155. Phoenix: a legendary bird in ancient Egyptian mythology whose existence is marked by five or six centuries of life in the Arabian desert, then consumption in its own fire, after which it arises anew in an act of freshness and transformation  the phoenix being thereby an immortal bird.
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569

To the solitary.  If we are not as considerate of the honour of other people in our private soliloquies as we are in public, we are not behaving decently.

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570

Losses.  There are losses which communicate a sublimity to the soul which makes it refrain from lamentation and go about in silence as though among tall black cypress-trees.

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Field-dispensary of the soul.  What is the strongest cure?  Victory.

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