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It is the stillest words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves' footsteps guide the world. Options
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It is the stillest words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves' footsteps guide the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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Daemon wrote:
It is the stillest words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves' footsteps guide the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Guys who implement quiet or any other words (ideas) makes most of the noises on the construction site.
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The stillest ever (doves walking) allusion to Christianity.
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Speak softly, and carry a big stick.

Sanity is not statistical
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Wille zur Macht! O Superman

docendo discimus
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Ch. 44, "The Stillest Hour:"

Then was there again spoken unto me without voice: "What matter about their mockery! Thou art one who hast unlearned to obey: now shalt thou command!

Knowest thou not who is most needed by all? He who commandeth great things.

To execute great things is difficult: but the more difficult task is to command great things.

This is thy most unpardonable obstinacy: thou hast the power, and thou wilt not rule."—

And I answered: "I lack the lion's voice for all commanding."

Then was there again spoken unto me as a whispering: "It is the stillest words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves' footsteps guide the world.

(http://4umi.com/nietzsche/zarathustra/44)


Words which move the world arrive on the wings of a dove, silently, peacefully, and without fanfare, e.g. the words of Christ, Buddha, Mohammed, and other great religious leaders.

Miriam...
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I have never liked Nietzsche too much, primarily because he always seems to annihilate what little hope and joy that might for a moment exist in the world. Despite this lack of reverence, and the joyful celebration in the simple things of living, however, I still believe these are the sign posts pointing the way to a life that has meaning--for who can bear the thought of an existence that lacks meaning. BUT today, Nietzsche actually said something that I thought was profound.

I also liked very much the comments of MTC in regard to the quote by Nietzsche.
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The lull before the storm.
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Related, but not identical: the straw that broke the camel's back etc.
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Presume that stilted swirling words bring dizziness and nausea.
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Daemon wrote:
It is the stillest words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves' footsteps guide the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


Zoroaster or Zarathustra has been subject to so much dispute as to his time, the essence of his teachings and his general characterization, that if indeed it is true
that Nietzsche invented a characterization of Zarathustra as the mouthpiece for Nietzsche's own ideas, then I doubt the religious interpretation for the excerpted text.

Thinking of the main themes in "Thus Spake Zarathustra" it appears that Zarathustra was been chastised by the voice of his own conscience for not being forceful enough in
"commanding": This is thy most unpardonable obstinacy: thou hast the power, and thou wilt not rule.-- that which needs not have the lion's voice to teach others.
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It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.



Tennyson, Ulysses

Sanity is not statistical
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Edit by Verbatim: Ref my post above, first line second sentence "was" been should read had been chastised...
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