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Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man. Options
Daemon
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Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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walirlan
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I would say: not always.
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Daemon wrote:
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


Hope is what keeps a lot of us going! I don't consider my life a torment, but rather a blessing. I feel that Nietsche was a particularly gloomy, melancholic type of person. I don't think he and I would have gotten along.

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
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Hope comes naturally.

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I hope for good things to come, so, for me, it is not a torment.
walirlan
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Martin Luther King said, "If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream."
TheParser
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I guess that he is right.

All decent people are hoping that the tyrant of Russia is punished for his crimes.

But he probably won't be.

So hope just prolongs our torment.

That's why some people say, "Don't watch the news. It just causes unnecessary unhappiness."
James Montgomery
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"hope springs eternal in the human breast" Yet, "The heart of man is desperately wicked and deceitful above all things." Nevertheless, "of these three things, faith, hope, and charity, charity is the greatest."
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Without hope, no one can achieve anything.
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You can always try despair instead of hope but does it any better?
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Hope in fantasy is a false hope
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Depends on what you place your hope.
Trivium_Discipulus
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Daemon wrote:
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


He's too chipper. -lol-



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Alexander Lo
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Mr. Nietzche must be a Buddhism believer.
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Daemon wrote:
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


Would the torments be shorter without hope? Think

Nietzsche wrote (more or less) the quoted aphorism in "Human, All Too Human"- first published 1878. If some Internet sources are right, he may owe a debt of inspiration
for the brief quotation to Susanna Moodie who wrote (more or less) the same in "Roughing it in the Bush", published in 1852 in England.

Quote from Nietzsche: ""#71 Hope.—Pandora brought the box containing evils and opened it. It was the gift of the gods to men, a gift of most enticing appearance externally and called the "box of happiness." Thereupon all the evils, (living, moving things) flew out: from that time to the present they fly about and do ill to men by day and night. One evil only did not fly out of the box: Pandora shut the lid at the behest of Zeus and it remained inside. Now man has this box of happiness perpetually in the house and congratulates himself upon the treasure inside of it; it is at his service: he grasps it whenever he is so disposed, for he knows not that the box which Pandora brought was a box of evils. Hence he looks upon the one evil still remaining as the greatest source of happiness—it is hope.—Zeus intended that man, notwithstanding the evils oppressing him, should continue to live and not rid himself of life, but keep on making himself miserable. For this purpose he bestowed hope upon man: it is, in truth, the greatest of evils for it lengthens the ordeal of man."" End
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38145/38145-h/38145-h.htm

dispossessed
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Even without hope one might continue to live out of curiosity.

What makes you think feelings aren't facts?
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