Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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sur le dos, l'humble; et il y a aussi de la sagesse qui est
humble, rampante, pieuse et obséquieuse.

Mais elle hait jusqu'au dégoût celui qui ne veut jamais se défendre,
qui avale les crachats venimeux et les mauvais regards, le patient trop
patient qui supporte tout et se contente de tout; car ce sont là
coutumes de valets.

Que quelqu'un soit servile devant les dieux et les coups de pieds
divins ou devant des hommes et de stupides opinions d'hommes: à _toute_
servilité il crache au visage, ce bienheureux égoïsme!

Mauvais: - c'est ainsi qu'elle appelle tout ce qui est abaissé, cassé,
chiche et servile, les yeux clignotants et soumis, les coeurs contrits,
et ces créatures fausses et fléchissantes qui embrassent avec de larges
lèvres peureuses.

Et sagesse fausse: - c'est ainsi qu'elle appelle tous les bons mots des
valets, des vieillards et des épuisés; et surtout l'absurde folie
pédante des prêtres!

Les faux sages, cependant, tous les prêtres, ceux qui sont fatigués du
monde et ceux dont l'âme est pareille à celle des femmes et des valets,
- ô comme leurs intrigues se sont toujours élevées contre l'égoïsme!

Et ceci précisément devait être la vertu et s'appeler vertu, qu'on
s'élève contre l'égoïsme! Et "désintéressés" - c'est ainsi que
souhaitaient d'être, avec de bonnes raisons, tous ces poltrons et
toutes ces araignées de vivre!

Mais c'est pour eux tous que vient maintenant le jour, le changement,
l'épée du jugement, _le grand midi_: c'est là que bien des choses
seront manifestes!

Et celui qui glorifie le Moi et qui sanctifie l'égoïsme, celui-là en
vérité dit ce qu'il sait, le devine _"Voici, il vient, il s'approche,
le grand midi!"_


Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra.





DE L'ESPRIT DE LOURDEUR


1.


Ma bouche - est la bouche du peuple: je parle trop grossièrement et
trop cordialement pour les élégants. Mais ma parole semble plus
étrange encore aux écrivassiers et aux plumitifs.

Ma main - est une main de fou: malheur à toutes les tables et à toutes
les murailles, et à tout ce qui peut donner place à des ornements et à
des gribouillages de fou!

Mon pied - est un sabot de cheval; avec lui je trotte et je galope par
monts et par vaux, de ci, de là, et le plaisir me met le diable au
corps pendant ma course rapide.

Mon estomac - est peut-être l'estomac d'un aigle. Car il préfère à
toute autre la chair de l'agneau. Mais certainement, c'est un estomac
d'oiseau.

Nourri de choses innocentes et frugales, prêt à voler et impatient de
m'envoler - c'est ainsi que je me plais à être; comment ne serais-je
pas un peu comme un

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