Q13. J9. if not saint, be a noble warrior of knowledge

Quote of the day

You are not great enough not to know hatred and envy. So be great enough not to be ashamed of them!
And if you cannot be saints of knowledge, at least be its warriors. They are the companions and forerunners of such sainthood.
You should seek your enemy, you should wage your war – a war for your opinions. And if your opinion is defeated, your honesty should still cry triumph over that!
One can be silent and sit still only when one has arrow and bow: otherwise one babbles and quarrels. May your peace be a victory!
Not your pity but your bravery has saved the unfortunate up to now.
‘What is good?’ you ask. To be brave is good. Let the little girls say: ‘To be good is to be what is pretty and at the same time touching.’
They call you heartless: but your heart is true, and I love the modesty of your kind-heartedness. You feel ashamed of your flow, while others feel ashamed of their ebb.
You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy shall be your success too.
To rebel – that shows nobility in a slave. Let your nobility show itself in obeying! Let even your commanding be an obeying!
Let your love towards life be love towards your highest hope: and let your highest hope be the highest idea of life!
What good is long life? What warrior wants to be spared?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche, p.73-75

Words

exhort – 간곡히 타이르다, 권고하다
babble – 지껄이다, 조잘거리다
quarrel – 싸우다, 말다툼하다, 불평하다
hallow – 신성한 것으로 숭배하다


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11.05.20

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