Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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de la grandeur: il faut maintenant que ce soit ton
meilleur courage de n'avoir plus de chemin derrière toi!

Tu suis ton chemin de la grandeur: ici personne ne se glissera à ta
suite! Tes pas eux-mêmes ont effacé ton chemin derrière toi, et
au-dessus de ton chemin il est écrit: Impossibilité.

Et si dorénavant toutes les échelles te manquent, il faudra que tu
saches grimper sur ta propre tête: comment voudrais-tu faire autrement
pour monter plus haut?

Sur ta propre tête et au delà, par-dessus ton propre coeur! Maintenant
ta chose la plus douce va devenir la plus dure.

Chez celui qui s'est toujours beaucoup ménagé, l'excès de ménagement
finit par devenir une maladie. Béni soit ce qui rend dur! Je ne vante
pas le pays où coulent le beurre et le miel!

Pour voir _beaucoup de choses_ il faut apprendre à voir loin de _soi_:
- cette dureté est nécessaire pour tous ceux qui gravissent les
montagnes.

Mais celui qui cherche la connaissance avec des yeux indiscrets,
comment saurait-il voir autre chose que les idées de premier plan!

Mais toi, ô Zarathoustra! tu voulais apercevoir toutes les raisons et
l'arrière-plan des choses: il te faut donc passer sur toi-même pour
monter - au delà, plus haut, jusqu'à ce que tes étoiles elles-mêmes
soient _au-dessous_ de toi!

Oui! Regarder en bas sur moi-même et sur mes étoiles: ceci seul serait
pour moi le _sommet_, ceci demeure pour moi le _dernier_ sommet à
gravir! -

Ainsi se parlait à lui-même Zarathoustra, tandis qu'il montait,
consolant son coeur avec de dures maximes: car il avait le coeur plus
blessé que jamais. Et lorsqu'il arriva sur la hauteur de la crête, il
vit l'autre mer qui était étendue devant lui: alors il demeura immobile
et il garda longtemps le silence. Mais à cette hauteur la nuit était
froide et claire et étoilée.

Je reconnais mon sort, dit-il enfin avec tristesse. Allons! je suis
prêt. Ma dernière solitude vient de commencer.

Ah! mer triste et noire au-dessous de moi! Ah! sombre et nocturne
mécontentement! Ah! destinée, océan! C'est vers vous qu'il faut que
je _descende_!

Je suis devant ma plus haute montagne et devant mon plus long voyage:
c'est pourquoi il faut que je descende plus bas que je ne suis jamais
monté:
plus bas dans la douleur que je ne suis jamais descendu, jusque dans
l'onde la plus noire de douleur! Ainsi le veut ma destinée: Eh bien!
Je suis prêt.

D'où viennent les plus hautes montagnes? c'est que j'ai demandé jadis.
Alors, j'ai appris qu'elles viennent de la mer.

Ce témoignage est

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