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Here you will find excerpts of Thoreau, Tennyson, & Nietzsche, and some of my own personal literary works. Enjoy your stay.

“He spake of beauty : that the dull
Saw no divinity in grass,
Life in dead stones, or spirit in air ;
Then looking as ‘twere in a glass,
He smooth’d his chin and sleek’d his hair,
And said the earth was beautiful.”

—   Excerpt from A Character, a Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson (page 34)

“If one would have a friend, then one must also be willing to wage war for him: and in order to wage war, one must be capable of being an enemy.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“Your highest thought, however, you should receive as a commandment from me—and it is: man is something that shall be overcome.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“Set small good perfect things around you, you higher men! Their golden ripeness heals the heart. What is perfect teaches hope.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“O my brothers, what I can love in man is that he is an over-going and a going under. And in you too there is much that makes me love and hope.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“'Be of good cheer,' replied Zarathustra, 'as I am. Abide by your customs, you excellent one: grind your corn, drink your water, praise your own cooking: if only it makes you happy!'”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“Everything goes, everything returns; the wheel of being rolls eternally. Everything dies, everything blossoms forth again; the year of being runs eternally.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“Illusion decieves most beautifully precisely between what is most alike: for the smallest gap is the most difficult to bridge.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

I have always found the badly paired to be the most revengeful: they make every one suffer for it that they are no longer single.


Therefore I would have the honest say to one another: ‘We love each other: let us see to it that we stay in love!’

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Your wedlock: see that it is not a bad lock!  You lock too quickly: so there follows from it—wedlock breaking!

—Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra