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Daemon
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It is true we love life; not because we are wont to live, but because we are wont to love.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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Yeah. But why those who were preaching love over life became favorites of such creature as Hitler who preferred hate over both life and love...
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That is a valid opinion, but only an opinion.
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Context from:Thus Spake Zarathustra

FIRST PART. ZARATHUSTRA'S PROLOGUE

ZARATHUSTRA'S DISCOURSES

VII

READING AND WRITING.


Ye tell me, "Life is hard to bear." But for what purpose should ye have your pride in the morning and your resignation in the evening?

Life is hard to bear: but do not affect to be so delicate! We are all of us fine sumpter asses and assesses.

What have we in common with the rose-bud, which trembleth because a drop of dew hath formed upon it?

It is true we love life; not because we are wont to live, but because we are wont to love.

There is always some madness in love. But there is always, also, some method in madness.

And to me also, who appreciate life, the butterflies, and soap-bubbles, and whatever is like them amongst us, seem most to enjoy happiness.

To see these light, foolish, pretty, lively little sprites flit about--that moveth Zarathustra to tears and songs.

I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance.

And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity--through him all things fall.

Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!

I learned to walk; since then have I let myself run. I learned to fly; since then I do not need pushing in order to move from a spot.

Now am I light, now do I fly; now do I see myself under myself. Now there danceth a God in me.--

Thus spake Zarathustra.


http://www.literaturepage.com/read/thusspakezarathustra-46.html
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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.



Friedrich Nietzsche
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Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.





Friedrich Nietzsche
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Yes, if we can't find a reason to live, then life is meaningless.
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