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Chapter IV. Apophthegms And Interludes
63. He who is a thorough teacher takes things seriously--and even himself--only in
relation to his pupils.
64. "Knowledge for its own sake"--that is the last snare laid by morality: we are thereby
completely entangled in morals once more.
65. The charm of knowledge would be small, were it not so much shame has to be
overcome on the way to it.
65A. We are most dishonourable towards our God: he is not PERMITTED to sin.
66. The tendency of a person to allow himself to be degraded, robbed, deceived, and
exploited might be the diffidence of a God among men.
67. Love to one only is a barbarity, for it is exercised at the expense of all others. Love to
God also!
68. "I did that," says my memory. "I could not have done that," says my pride, and
remains inexorable. Eventually--the memory yields.
69. One has regarded life carelessly, if one has failed to see the hand that--kills with
70. If a man has character, he has also his typical experience, which always recurs.
71. THE SAGE AS ASTRONOMER.--So long as thou feelest the stars as an "above
thee," thou lackest the eye of the discerning one.
72. It is not the strength, but the duration of great sentiments that makes great men.
73. He who attains his ideal, precisely thereby surpasses it.
73A. Many a peacock hides his tail from every eye--and calls it his pride.
74. A man of genius is unbearable, unless he possess at least two things besides: gratitude
and purity.
75. The degree and nature of a man's sensuality extends to the highest altitudes of his
76. Under peaceful conditions the militant man attacks himself.