Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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est bien caché devant les hommes, ce monde
efféminé et inhumain qui est un néant céleste; et le ventre de l'Être
ne parle pas à l'homme, si ce n'est comme homme.

En vérité, il est difficile de démontrer l'Être et il est difficile de
le faire parler. Dites-moi, mes frères, les choses les plus
singulières ne vous semblent-elles pas les mieux démontrées?

Oui, ce _moi,_ - la contradiction et la confusion de ce _moi_ - affirme
le plus loyalement son Être, - ce _moi_ qui crée, qui veut et qui donne
la mesure et la valeur des choses.

Et ce _moi,_ l'Être le plus loyal - parle du corps et veut encore le
corps, même quand il rêve et s'exalte en voletant de ses ailes brisées.

Il apprend à parler toujours plus loyalement, ce _moi:_et plus il
apprend, plus il trouve de mots pour exalter le corps et la terre.

Mon _moi_ m'a enseigné une nouvelle fierté, je l'enseigne aux hommes:
ne plus cacher sa tête dans le sable des choses célestes, mais la
porter fièrement, une tête terrestre qui crée le sens de la terre!

J'enseigne aux hommes une volonté nouvelle: suivre volontairement le
chemin qu'aveuglément les hommes ont suivi, approuver ce chemin et ne
plus se glisser à l'écart comme les malades et les décrépits!

Ce furent des malades et des décrépits qui méprisèrent le corps et la
terre, qui inventèrent les choses célestes et les gouttes du sang
rédempteur: et ces poisons doux et lugubres, c'est encore au corps et à
la terre qu'ils les ont empruntés!

Ils voulaient se sauver de leur misère et les étoiles leur semblaient
trop lointaines. Alors ils se mirent à soupirer: Hélas! que n'y-a-t-il
des voies célestes pour que nous puissions nous glisser dans un autre
Être, et dans un autre bonheur!" - Alors ils inventèrent leurs
artifices et leurs petites boissons sanglantes!

Ils se crurent ravis loin de leur corps et de cette terre, ces ingrats.
Mais à qui devaient-ils le spasme et la joie de leur ravissement? A
leur corps et à cette terre.

Zarathoustra est indulgent pour les malades. En vérité, il ne s'irrite
ni de leurs façons de se consoler, ni de leur ingratitude. Qu'ils
guérissent et se surmontent et qu'ils se créent un corps supérieur!

Zarathoustra ne s'irrite pas non plus contre le convalescent qui
regarde avec tendresse son illusion perdue et erre à minuit autour de
la tombe de son Dieu: mais dans les larmes que verse le convalescent,
Zarathoustra ne voit que maladie et corps malade.

Il y eut toujours beaucoup de gens malades parmi

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