Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

" . . . Where the market-place begins, there begins the uproar of the great actors and the buzzing of the poisonous flies . . . The people have little idea of greatness, that is to say: creativeness . . . The actors possess spirit but little conscience of the spirit . . . The market-place is full of solemn buffoons . . . They want blood from you in all innocence, their bloodless souls thirst for blood . . . Flee my friend . . . "1a MARX PASTEUR CARNEGIE POINCARÉ SCHUMPETER GHANDI HEIDEGGER

"' . . . Must not all things that can happen have already happened, been done, run past?
'And if all things have been here before: what do you think of this moment, dwarf?
' . . . must we not return eternally?'"

" . . . [I]t is the rarest thing to find a philosopher clever as well as wise, and not an ass."1c

" . . . [E]verything is explained by fear, original sin and original virtue. From fear grew also my virtue, which is called: science."1d* FREUD

The Gay Science.

"Have you not heard of that madman who . . . ran to the market place, and cried incessantly, 'I seek God! I seek God!' . . . 'Whither is God' . . . 'I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I.'"2* NEW TESTAMENT HEIDEGGER

The Will to Power.

"What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming . . . the advent of nihilism."3a* HUSSERL

"What does nihilism mean? That the highest values devaluate themselves."3b*

"Anti Darwin.- . . . [T]he school of Darwin has been deluded everywhere. . . [T]he strongest and most fortunate are weak when opposed by organized herd instincts, . . . by the vast majority."3c

"The highest men live beyond the rulers, freed from all bonds; and in the rulers they have their instruments."3d HEGEL MILL

"And do you know what 'the world' is to me? . . . This world is the will to power - and nothing besides! . . . "3e*

Human, All Too Human, I.

"Origin of justice.--Justice (fairness) has its origin among people of approximately equal power, as Thucydides correctly understood . . . ; where there is no clearly discernible superiority and a struggle would lead to ineffectual damages on both sides, the thought arises of coming to an understanding and negotiating the claims of both sides: the character of exchange is the original character of justice."4a*

The Antichrist.

"What is good? All that enhances the feeling of power, the Will to Power, and power itself in man. What is bad?--All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness?--The feeling that power is increasing,--that resistance has been overcome. . .
What is more harmful than any vice?--Practical sympathy with all the botched and the weak--Christianity."5a*

" . . . [T]he Jews are the most fatal people in the history of the world: their ultimate influence has falsified mankind to such an extent, that even to this day the Christian can be anti-Semitic in spirit, without comprehending that he himself is the final consequence of Judaism."5b*

"I fail to see against whom was directed the insurrection of which rightly or wrongly Jesus is understood to have been the promoter, if it were not directed against the Jewish church . . . It was an insurrection against the "good and the just," against the "prophets of Israel," against the hierarchy of society--not against the latter's corruption, but against caste, privilege, order, formality."5c*

"The very word "Christianity" is a misunderstanding,--truth to tell, there never was more than one Christian, and he died on the cross. The "gospel" died on the cross."5d*

" . . . 'who has killed him [Jesus]?' 'who was his natural enemy?' . . . Reply: dominant Judaism, its ruling class. Thenceforward the disciple . . . understood Jesus, after the fact, as one in revolt against established order."5e* MAIMONIDES

"The Christian is nothing more than an anarchical Jew."5f


* Italics in the original.

1 Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Thus Spoke Zarathustra (written 1883-1885, first appeared in 1892). Translated with an Introduction by R.J. Hollingdale, 1961 and 1969. London, England: Penguin Books Ltd.
a Part 1, Of the Flies of the Marketplace, at 78-81.
b Part 3, Of the Vision and the Riddle, at 176-180.
c Part 4, Of the Higher Man, at 296-306.
d Part 4, Of Science, at 311-313.

2 Friedrich Nietzsche. The Gay Science (1882). With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs. Translated with Commentary by Walter Kaufmann. New York, NY: Random House Inc., 1974. Book 3, No. 125, The Madman, at 181-182.

3 Friedrich Nietzsche. The Will To Power (written 1883-1888). Translated by Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale. Edited, with Commentary, by Walter Kaufmann, 1967. New York, NY: Random House Inc. (Vintage Books Edition, 1968).
a Preface, at 3.
b Book I: European Nihilism, at 9.
c Book III: Principles of a New Evaluation. The Will to Power as Life, Anti-Darwin, at 364.
d Book IV: Discipline and Breeding. The Highest Man as Legislator of the Future, at 519.
e Book IV: Discipline and Breeding. The Eternal Recurrence, at 550.

4 Friedrich Nietzsche. Human, All Too Human, I: A Book for Free Spirits (1876-1877). The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vol. 3. Translated with an Afterword, by Gary Handwerk. Translated from Friedrich Nietzsche, Samtliche Werke, Kritische Studienausgabe, ed. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, in 15 vols. The book corresponds to Vol. 2, pp. 11-363. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, 1995. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
a Ch. 2: On the History of the Moral Sensations, 92, at 70.

5 Friedrich Nietzsche. The Antichrist. Translated by Anthony M. Ludovici. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2000.
a No. 1, at 4.
b No. 24, at 30-31.
c No. 27, at 38.
d No. 39, at 54.
e No. 40, at 57.
f No. 44, at 66.