Human, All Too Human

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Calm in action. As a waterfall becomes slower and more floating as it plunges, so the great man of action will act with greater calm than could be expected from his violent desire before the deed.

Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too Human: Section Nine: Man Alone with Himself - Aphorism #4881513 years, 8 months ago 

489

Not too deep. People who comprehend a matter in all its depth seldom remain true to it forever. For they have brought its depths to the light; and then there is always much to see about it that is bad.

Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too Human: Section Nine: Man Alone with Himself - Aphorism #4891773 years, 8 months ago 

490

Idealists' delusion. All idealists imagine that the causes they serve are significantly better than the other causes in the world; they do not want to believe that if their cause is to flourish at all, it needs exactly the same foul-smelling manure that all other human undertakings require.

Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too Human: Section Nine: Man Alone with Himself - Aphorism #4901873 years, 8 months ago 

491

Self-observation. Man is very well defended against himself, against his own spying and sieges; usually he is able to make out no more of himself than his outer fortifications. The actual stronghold is inaccessible to him, even invisible, unless friends and enemies turn traitor and lead him there by a secret path.

Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too Human: Section Nine: Man Alone with Himself - Aphorism #4911833 years, 8 months ago 

492

The right profession. Men seldom endure a profession if they do not believe or persuade themselves that it is basically more important than all others. Women do the same with their lovers.

Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too Human: Section Nine: Man Alone with Himself - Aphorism #4921523 years, 8 months ago