Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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avec des cornes en colère! La glace
cependant - _brise les passerelles_!

O mes frères! _tout ne coule_-t-il pas maintenant? Toutes les
balustrades et toutes les passerelles ne sont-elles pas tombées à
l'eau? Qui se _tiendrait_ encore au "bien" et au "mal"?

"Malheur à nous! gloire à nous! le vent du dégel souffle!" - Prêchez
ainsi, mes frères, à travers toutes les rues.


Il y a une vieille folie qui s'appelle bien et mal. La roue de cette
folie a tourné jusqu'à présent autour des devins et des astrologues.

Jadis on _croyait_ aux devins et aux astrologues; et c'est _pourquoi_
l'on croyait que tout était fatalité: "Tu dois, car il le faut!"

Puis on se méfia de tous les devins et de tous les astrologues et c'est
_pourquoi_ l'on crut que tout était liberté: "Tu peux, car tu veux!"

O mes frères! sur les étoiles et sur l'avenir on n'a fait jusqu'à
présent que des suppositions sans jamais savoir: et c'est _pourquoi_
sur le bien et le mal on n'a fait que des suppositions sans jamais


"Tu ne déroberas point! Tu ne tueras point!" Ces paroles étaient
appelées saintes jadis: devant elles on courbait les genoux et l'on
baissait la tête, et l'on ôtait ses souliers.

Mais je vous demande: où y eut-il jamais de meilleurs brigands et
meilleurs assassins dans le monde, que les brigands et les assassins
provoqués par ces saintes paroles?

N'y a-t-il pas dans la vie elle-même - le vol et l'assassinat? Et, en
sanctifiant ces paroles, n'a-t-on pas assassiné la _vérité_ elle-même?

Ou bien était-ce prêcher la mort que de sanctifier tout ce qui
contredisait et déconseillait la vie? - O mes frères, brisez,
brisez-moi les vieilles tables.


Ceci est ma pitié à l'égard de tout le passé que je le vois abandonné,
- abandonné à la grâce, à l'esprit et à la folie de toutes les
générations de l'avenir, qui transformeront tout ce qui fut en un pont
pour elles-mêmes!

Un grand despote pourrait venir, un démon malin qui forcerait tout le
passé par sa grâce et par sa disgrâce: jusqu'à ce que le passé devienne
pour lui un pont, un signal, un héros et un cri de coq.

Mais ceci est l'autre danger et mon autre pitié: - les pensées de celui
qui fait partie de la populace ne remontent que jusqu'à son grand-père,
- mais avec le grand-père finit le temps.

Ainsi tout le passé est abandonné: car il pourrait arriver un jour que
la populace devînt maître et qu'elle noyât dans des eaux basses
l'époque tout entière.

C'est pourquoi, mes frères, il faut une

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