In every philosophy there is a point where the "conviction" of the philosopher steps onto the stage, or, to make the point in the language of an old mystery play:

The ass arrived

Beautiful and most valiant.7

7. . . . and most valiant: Nietzsche quotes the Latin: "Adventavit asinus / Pulcher et fortissimus."

Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
Part I - Aphorism # 9

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