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):.
“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!
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