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“Mankind” does not advance, it does not even exist. The overall
aspect is that of a tremendous experimental laboratory in which
a few successes are scored, scattered throughout all ages, while
there are untold failures, and all order, logic, union, and obligingness
are lacking. How can we fail to recognize that the ascent of
Christianity is a movement of decadence?- That the German Reformation
is a recrudescence of Christian barbarism?- That the
Revolution" destroyed the instinct for a grand organization of
society?
Man represents no progress over the animal: the civilized
tenderfoot is an abortion compared to the Arab and Corsican; the
Chinese is a more successful type, namely more durable, than the
European.

To give men back the courage to their natural drives-
To check their self-underestimation (not that of man as an
individual but that of man as nature-)-
To remove antitheses from things after comprehending that
we have projected them there-
To remove the idiosyncrasies of society from existence (guilt,
punishment, justice, honesty, freedom, love, etc.)-
Progress toward “naturalness”; in all political questions, also
in the relations of parties, even of commercial, workers’, and employers’
parties, questions of power are at stake-“what one can
do,” and only after that what one ought to do.’

The most powerful man, the creator, would have to be the
most evil, in as much as he carries his ideal against the ideals of
other men and remakes them in his own image. Evil here means:
hard, painful, enforced.

Man is beast and superbeast; the higher man is inhuman and
superhuman: these belong together. With every increase of greatness
and height in man, there is also an increase in depth and
terribleness: one ought not to desire the one without the other or
rather: the more radically one desires the one, the more
radically one achieves precisely the other.

Terribleness is part of greatness: let us not deceive ourselves.

We few or many who again dare to live in a dismoralized world,
we pagans in faith: we are probably also the first to grasp what
a pagan faith is :-to have to imagine higher creatures than man,
hut beyond good and evil; to have to consider all being higher
as also being immoral. We believe in Olympus-and not in the
“Crucified.”

The most spiritual men feel the stimulus and charm of
sensuous things in a way that other men-those with “fleshly
hearts”-cannot possibly imagine and ought not to imagine:
they are sensualists in the best faith, because they accord the
senses a more fundamental value than to that fine sieve, that
thinning and reducing machine, or whatever we may call what
in the language of the people is named “spirit.” The strength and
power of the senses-this is the essential thing in a well-constituted
and complete man: the splendid “animal” must be given
first-what could any “humanization” matter otherwise!

War on all presuppositions on the basis of which one has
invented a true world. Among these is the presupposition that
moral values are the supreme values.

One drives nature out of morality when one says “Love your
enemies”: for then the natural “Thou shalt love thy neighbor and
hate thy enemy” in the law (in instinct) has become meaningless;
then this love of one’s neighbor must also find a new basis (as a
kind of love of God). Everywhere, God is inserted and utility
withdrawn; everywhere the real origin of morality is denied: the
veneration of nature, which lies precisely in the recognition of a
natural morality, is destroyed at its roots-
Whence comes the seductive charm of such an emasculated
ideal of man? Why are we not disgusted by it as we are perhaps
disgusted by the idea of a castrato?- The answer lies precisely
here: the voice of a castrato does not disgust us, despite the cruel
mutilation that is its condition: it has grown sweeter- Just because
the “male organ” has been amputated from virtue, a feminine
note has been brought to the voice of virtue that it did not have
before.

Do you want a name for this world? A solution for all its riddles? A light
for you, too, you best-concealed, strongest, most intrepid, most
midnightly men?- This world is the will to power – and nothing
besides! And you yourselves are also this will to power – and
nothing besides

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mankind does not advance, it does not even exist the overall aspect is that of a tremendous experimental laboratory in which a few successes are scored, scattered throughout all ages, while there are untold failures, and all order, logic, union, and obligingness are lacking how can we fail to recognize that the ascent of christianity is a movement of decadence that the german reformation is a recrudescence of christian barbarism that the revolution destroyed the instinct for a grand organization of society man represents no progress over the animal the civilized tenderfoot is an abortion compared to the arab and corsican the chinese is a more successful type, namely more durable, than the european to give men back the courage to their natural drives to check their self underestimation not that of man as an individual but that of man as nature to remove antitheses from things after comprehending that we have projected them there to remove the idiosyncrasies of society from existence guilt, punishment, justice, honesty, freedom, love, etc progress toward naturalness in all political questions, also in the relations of parties, even of commercial, workers, and employers parties, questions of power are at stake what one can do, and only after that what one ought to do the most powerful man, the creator, would have to be the most evil, in as much as he carries his ideal against the ideals of other men and remakes them in his own image evil here means hard, painful, enforced man is beast and superbeast the higher man is inhuman and superhuman these belong together with every increase of greatness and height in man there is also an increase in depth and terribleness one ought not to desire the one without the other or rather the more radically one desires the one, the more radically one achieves precisely the other terribleness is part of greatness let us not deceive ourselves we few or many who again dare to live in a dismoralized world, we pagans in faith we are probably also the first to grasp what a pagan faith is to have to imagine higher creatures than man hut beyond good and evil to have to consider all being higher as also being immoral we believe in olympus and not in the crucified the most spiritual men feel the stimulus and charm of sensuous things in a way that other men those with fleshly hearts cannot possibly imagine and ought not to imagine they are sensualists in the best faith, because they accord the senses a more fundamental value than to that fine sieve, that thinning and reducing machine, or whatever we may call what in the language of the people is named spirit the strength and power of the senses this is the essential thing in a well constituted and complete man the splendid animal must be given first what could any humanization matter otherwise do you want a name for this world a solution for all its riddles a light for you, too, you best concealed, strongest most intrepid, most midnightly men this world is the will to power and nothing besides and you yourselves are also this will to power and nothing besides war on all presuppositions on the basis of which one has invented a true world among these is the presupposition that moral values are the supreme values one drives nature out of morality when one says love your enemies for then the natural thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thy enemy in the law in instinct has become meaningless then this love of one s neighbor must also find a new basis as a kind of love of god everywhere, god is inserted and utility withdrawn everywhere the real origin of morality is denied the veneration of nature, which lies precisely in the recognition of a natural morality is destroyed at its roots whence comes the seductive charm of such an emasculated ideal of man why are we not disgusted by it as we are perhaps disgusted by the idea of a castrato the answer lies precisely here the voice of a castrato does not disgust us, despite the cruel mutilation that is its condition it has grown sweeter just because the male organ has been amputated from virtue, a feminine note has been brought to the voice of virtue that it did not have before two types of morality must not be confused the morality with which the healthy instinct defends itself against incipient decadence and another morality with which this very decadence defines and justifies itself and leads downwards one drives nature out of morality when one says love your enemies for then the natural thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thy enemy in the law in instinct has become meaningless then this love of one s neighbor must also find a new basis as a kind of love of god everywhere, a feminine note has been brought to the voice of virtue that it did not have before the problem of equality, while we all thirst after distinction here, on the contrary, we are supposed to make exactly the same demands on ourselves as we make on others this is so insipid, so obviously crazy but it is felt to be holy, of a higher rank, the conflict with reason is hardly noticed sacrifice and selflessness as distinguishing, unconditional obedience to morality, and the faith that one is everyones equal before it war on all presuppositions on the basis of which one has invented a true world among these is the presupposition that moral values are the supreme values

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