Thursday, October 07, 2004


Progress or Regress?

Nietzsche, The Will to Power (tr. R.J. Hollingdale):

§ 881 (1887-1888):
With all the tensions of the past three hundred years, for example, we have not yet reattained the man of the Renaissance, and the man of the Renaissance, in turn, is inferior to the man of antiquity.
§ 957 (1885):
For in the world of antiquity there reigned a different, more lordly morality than today; and the man of antiquity, raised in this morality, was a stronger and deeper man than the man of today -- he alone has hitherto been "the man that has turned out well."

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