Catholics would be perfectly justified in celebrating feasts in honour of Luther and in producing festival plays in his honour. To the devil with all psychology!
Leibniz and Kant—those two great faults in the intellectual integrity of Europe! Is there anyone except me who knows the way out of this cul de sac?
An aspiration which would be great enough to bind the people of Europe once more together? And after all why should I not express my suspicions? In my case too the Germans will make every attempt to turn a great destiny into a mere mouse. Up to the present they have compromised themselves with me; I doubt whether this will be improved in the future.
How happy I would be proven wrong in this matter! My natural readers and listeners are already Russians, Scandinavians and Frenchmen—will they always be so?
The Germans must not have the honour of harbouring the first honest spirit intellect in their history, that spirit in which truth ultimately got the better of the fraud of four thousand years. I breathe with difficulty when in the neighbourhood of this psychological uncleanliness that has now become instinctive—an uncleanliness which in every word and expression betrays a German. They have never undergone a seventeenth century of hard self-examination as the French have—a La Rochefoucauld, a Descartes have a thousand times more integrity than the best among Germans— the latter have not yet had any psychologists.
But psychology is almost the standard of measurement for the cleanliness or uncleanliness of a race. For if a man is not even clean how can he have depth? Thus they cannot even be called shallow. Have the Germans ever produced even one book that had depth? They are lacking in even the mere idea of what constitutes profundity in a book. I have known scholars who considered Kant profound.
And when I happen to praise Stendhal as a profound psychologist I have often been asked in the company of German University Professors to spell his name.
Ecce homo, Wie man wird, was man ist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Free Ebook
And why not continue this theme to the very end? I am fond of getting things out in the open. It is even part of my ambition to be considered as the despiser of the German par excellence. I expressed my suspicions of the German character even at the age of twenty-six see Untimely Meditations, third essay —to my mind the Germans are impossible. When I try to think of the kind of man who is opposed to me in all my instincts the picture that springs to mind is always that of a German.
The first thing I ask myself when I begin analyzing a man is whether he has a feeling for distance; whether he sees everywhere rank, degree and order between man and man; whether he makes distinctions; for this is what constitutes one as a gentleman. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us.
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Please try again later. He was a brilliant scholar who studied theology then classical philology and published books annually for 9 years; his father was a Lutheran pastor The book serves to clarify the fact that despite rumors and erroneous statements to the contrary, he was a professed atheist, a denouncer of anti-Semitism, and one who found strong disfavor ins those who believed in superior races, specifically Germanic.
In Truth, he did run with the upper class of society, the musicians, artists, etc. He rarely minced words, and, we become introduced to the concept of Zarathustra. The book is a hard read but receptive to diverse interpretations.
There is nothing to suggest he suffered from common disorders as drugs or alcoholism, but he did have deep melancholy and loneliness. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Wie man wird, was man ist - Nietzsches Selbstanalysen German Edition. Set up a giveaway.