By Friedrich Nietzsche
Represents Nietzsche's try to sum up his philosophy. In 9 elements the e-book is designed to provide the reader a finished proposal of Nietzche's idea and elegance. With an inclusive index of matters and individuals.
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39. Nobody will very readily regard a doctrine as true merely because it makes people happy or virtuous— excepting, perhaps, the amiable ‘Idealists,’ who are enthusiastic about the good, true, and beautiful, and let all kinds of motley, coarse, and good-natured desirabilities swim about promiscuously in their pond. Happiness and virtue are no arguments. It is willingly forgotten, however, even on the part of thoughtful minds, that to make unhappy and to make bad are just as little counterarguments.
37. ‘What? ’—On the contrary! On the contrary, my friends! And who the devil also compels you to speak popularly! 38. —Or rather, has not this already happened? Have not we ourselves been—that ‘noble posterity’? And, in so far as we now comprehend this, is it not—thereby already past? 39. Nobody will very readily regard a doctrine as true merely because it makes people happy or virtuous— excepting, perhaps, the amiable ‘Idealists,’ who are enthusiastic about the good, true, and beautiful, and let all kinds of motley, coarse, and good-natured desirabilities swim about promiscuously in their pond.
But there is no doubt that for the discovery of certain PORTIONS of truth the wicked and unfortunate are more favourably situated and have a greater likelihood of success; not to speak of the wicked who are happy—a species about whom moralists are silent. Perhaps severity and craft are more favourable conditions for the development of strong, independent spirits and philosophers than the gentle, refined, yielding good-nature, and habit of taking things easily, which are prized, and rightly prized in a learned man.
Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche