Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nietzsche: Some relevant thoughts (or perhaps not)

Nietzsche says:

"And to say it once more. Public opinions--private lazinesses."

"Enemies of truth.  Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies."

"The value of insipid opponents.  At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid."

"Not suitable as a party member.   Whoever thinks much is not suitable as a party member:  he soon thinks himself right through the party."

"The party man.  The true party man learns no longer--he only experiences and judges; while Solon who was never a party man but pursued his goals alongside and above the parties, or against them, is characteristically the father of the plain maxim in which the health and inexhaustibility of Athens is contained: 'I grow old and always continue to learn.'"

 -- Nietzsche --
from The Portable Nietzsche
Walter Kaufmann,  Editor and translator

.What sayest thou?   Relevant or not?

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