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“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals” — Immanuel Kant— ✍ Bibliophilia


What I like most about elephants is that they don’t play mind games… (no, not those elephants though) —George-B

today’s birthday: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)

Nietzsche was a German philosopher whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality. He passionately rejected Western bourgeois civilization and regarded Christian civilization as decadent. Denouncing its “slave morality,” he looked to the “superman,” the creator of a new heroic morality that would consciously affirm life and life values. What is Nietzsche’s concept of “perspectivism”? More… Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Soren Kierkegaard (1813)


Soren Kierkegaard (1813)

Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher and theologian and is generally considered, along with Friedrich Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism. Much of Kierkegaard’s work deals with religious problems, as he rejected organized Christianity and emphasized man’s moral responsibility and freedom of choice. Kierkegaard stressed the importance of the self and argued that “subjectivity is truth” and “truth is subjectivity.” Why did Kierkegaard publish many of his earlier works under pseudonyms? More… Discuss

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QUOTATION: Friedrich Nietzsche


Whence come the highest mountains? … They come out of the sea. That testimony is inscribed on their stones, and on the walls of their summits. Out of the deepest must the highest come to its height.

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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche about man and tree…a comparison


It is the same with man as with the tree … The more he seeketh to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthward, downward, into the dark and deep—into the evil.

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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche about man and woman


Better than man doth woman understand children, but man is more childish than woman.

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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche about distrusting publishers


Thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche on Man as a bridge between animal and superman


Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman—a rope over an abyss … What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.

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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche On state and lies


The state lieth in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it saith it lieth; and whatever it hath it hath stolen.

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