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Fred“On the whole, scientific methods are at least as an important result of investigation as any other result, for the scientific spirit is based upon a knowledge of method, and if the methods were lost, all the results of science could not prevent the renewed prevalence of superstition and absurdity. Clever people may learn as much as they like of the results of science, but one still notices in their conversation, and especially in the hypotheses they make, that they lack the scientific spirit; they have not the instinctive distrust of the devious courses of thinking which, in consequence of long training, has taken root in the soul of every scientific man . . . In the case of an unexplained matter they become heated for the first idea that comes into their heads which has any resemblance to an explanation–a course from which the worst results constantly follow, especially in the field of politics. On that account everybody should nowadays have become thoroughly acquainted with at least one science, for then surely he knows what is meant by method, and how necessary is the extremest carefulness.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Quote of the Day 12-21-15

Posted: December 20, 2015 in Nietzsche, Philosophy, Religion

Fred

“The great lie of personal immortality destroys all reason, all naturalness in instinct–all that is beneficent, that is life-furthering . . . So to live that it has no longer any significance, that now becomes the significance of life . . .”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


Fred

“Principle of Christian love: it want’s to be well paid.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ

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(Nietzsche here refers to Matthew 5:46 — “For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans do the same?”)


Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche

“[A] God who cures us of the flu at the right time, or who bids us get into a carriage at the exact moment when a downpour commences, ought to be such an absurd God to us that he would have to be done away with even if he existed. God as a domestic servant, as a postman, as an almanac-make…[God], a word for the stupidest kind of accidents…”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


Friedrich Nietzsche

“A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love…”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human


 

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“[M]arriage, as we have said, cannot be founded on “love”–it is founded on sexual impulse, on the impulse to possess property (woman and child as property), on the impulse to rule , which constantly organizes for itself the smallest type of sovereignty (family), which needs children and heirs to maintain physiologically an acquired measure of power, influences and riches . . .”

 

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Twilight of the Idols

 


Rush

Why the stupid so often become malignant –To those arguments of our adversary against which our head feels too weak, our heart replies by throwing suspicion on the motives of his argument.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human