Friedrich Nietzsche on the valor of soft-spokenness

It is the stillest words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves’ footsteps guide the world.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

I was looking for a meaning of this rather out of context fragment, and this is what I came across:

Let’s add a little context (Thus Spake Zarathustra, Chapter 44, the Stillest Hour):.
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“To execute great things is difficult: but the more difficult task is to
command great things.

This is thy most unpardonable obstinacy: thou hast the power, and thou
wilt not rule.

And I answered: “I lack the lion’s voice for all commanding.”

Then was there again spoken unto me as a whispering: “It is the stillest
words which bring the storm. Thoughts that come with doves’ footsteps
guide the world.”

O Zarathustra, thou shalt go as a shadow of that which is to come: thus
wilt thou command, and in commanding go foremost.”

**** Simply stated: One may speak quietly, humbly, and yet effect great change

Great simply stated factual, to the point solution! Il like that!

One response to “Friedrich Nietzsche on the valor of soft-spokenness

  1. Sound common sense !… people don’t like be bullied and commanded – they prefer to cooperate with one who is courteous and capable !!…

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