Beyond Good and Evil
which, with the aid of liberty of the press and newspaper-reading, might, in fact, bring it
about that the spirit would not so easily find itself in "distress"! (The Germans invented
gunpowder--all credit to them! but they again made things square--they invented
printing.) But we, who are neither Jesuits, nor democrats, nor even sufficiently Germans,
we GOOD EUROPEANS, and free, VERY free spirits--we have it still, all the distress of
spirit and all the tension of its bow! And perhaps also the arrow, the duty, and, who
knows? THE GOAL TO AIM AT. . . .
Sils Maria Upper Engadine, JUNE, 1885.