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Hatred, but my loathing gnawed hungrily at Oh, oft-times I became weary of spirit, when I my found even the rabble spiritual! 'And on the rulers I turned my back, when I saw what they now called ruling, the traffic and bargain for power with the rabble! 'Amongst people of strange language did with stopped ears, so that the language of their trafficking might remain strange unto me, and their bargaining for power. 'And holding my nose, I went morosely through all the I dwell, yesterdays and to-days of the scribbling rabble!
Equipped with such a notion of modified Darwinism and, together with it, his old idea of the philosopher as a teacher and law-giver of mankind, Nietzsche now came forward as the prophet of the superman. most divergent or even hostile impulses in a powerful focus. The evolutionary exults here side by side with the romantic dreamer and metaphysician. Nietzsche the visionary and the poet collaborates with Nietzsche the moralist and the thinker. The merciless destroyer and the breaker of values works hand in hand with the stern law-giver; while the laughing Dionysian dancer seems to be on the best of terms with the solemn prophet.
For how much truth is it daring enough? ' To which he immediately adds: 'By this I do not mean that it remains standing at a negation. ' tence. is . . (This suggests a further important conclusion, since it here that we arrive at Nietzsche's conception of the 'tragic mere man' as distinct from, or even the opposite of, a pessimist. The difference lies not only in their power of endurance but in the direction of Whereas the pessimist runs away from reality of 'comforts' or else 'tragic man' their will.
Nietzsche - An Approach by Janko Lavrin