Friedrich Nietzsche

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Behold, the Man. The Superman, even. Much, much, more fun than you’ve been led to believe. One of the most exhilharating writers that wrote in the English language. Um okay. So I spent like about five years trying to teach myself German just so I could read Nietzsche in the original. Not quite there yet. But boy has he got a gift for a turn of phrase.

“Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein” —Jenseits von Gut und Böse

Aus der Kriegsschule des Lebens. – Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.” — the antifragile manifesto, from the military school of life. — Götzen-Dämmerung
“Wird man vielleicht uns einstmals nachsagen, daß auch wir, nach Westen steuernd, ein Indien zu erreichen hofften, – daß aber unser Los war, an der Unendlichkeit zu scheitern?” —Morgenröte

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