Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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gegen die Thiere wehrte. Da flogen die Tauben
ab und zu und setzten sich ihm auf die Schulter und liebkosten sein
weisses Haar und wurden nicht müde mit Zärtlichkeit und Frohlocken.
Der starke Löwe aber leckte immer die Thränen, welche auf die Hände
Zarathustra's herabfielen und brüllte und brummte schüchtern dazu.
Also trieben es diese Thiere. -

Diess Alles dauerte eine lange Zeit, oder eine kurze Zeit: denn, recht
gesprochen, giebt es für dergleichen Dinge auf Erden _keine_ Zeit -.
Inzwischen aber waren die höheren Menschen in der Höhle Zarathustra's
wach geworden und ordneten sich mit einander zu einem Zuge an, dass
sie Zarathustra entgegen giengen und ihm den Morgengruss böten: denn
sie hatten gefunden, als sie erwachten, dass er schon nicht mehr unter
ihnen weilte. Als sie aber zur Thür der Höhle gelangten, und das
Geräusch ihrer Schritte ihnen voranlief, da stutzte der Löwe gewaltig,
kehrte sich mit Einem Male von Zarathustra ab und sprang, wild
brüllend, auf die Höhle los; die höheren Menschen aber, als sie ihn
brüllen hörten, schrien alle auf, wie mit Einem Munde, und flohen
zurück und waren im Nu verschwunden.

Zarathustra selber aber, betäubt und fremd, erhob sich von seinem
Sitze, sah um sich, stand staunend da, fragte sein Herz, besann sich
und war allein. "Was hörte ich doch? sprach er endlich langsam, was
geschah mir eben?"

Und schon kam ihm die Erinnerung, und er begriff mit Einem Blicke
Alles, was zwischen Gestern und Heute sich begeben hatte. "Hier ist
ja der Stein, sprach er und strich sich den Bart, auf _dem_ sass ich
gestern am Morgen; und hier trat der Wahrsager zu mir, und hier hörte
ich zuerst den Schrei, den ich eben hörte, den grossen Nothschrei.

Oh ihr höheren Menschen, von _eurer_ Noth war's ja, dass gestern am
Morgen jener alte Wahrsager mir wahrsagte, -

- zu eurer Noth wollte er mich verfuhren und versuchen: oh
Zarathustra, sprach er zu mir, ich komme, dass ich dich zu deiner
letzten Sünde verführe.

Zu meiner letzten Sünde? rief Zarathustra und lachte zornig über sein
eigenes Wort: _was_ blieb mir doch aufgespart als meine letzte Sünde?"

- Und noch ein Mal versank Zarathustra in sich und setzte sich wieder
auf den grossen Stein nieder und sann nach. Plötzlich sprang er
empor, -

"Mitleiden! Das Mitleiden mit dem höheren Menschen! schrie er auf,
und sein Antlitz verwandelte sich in Erz. Wohlan! _Das_ - hatte seine

Mein Leid und mein Mitleiden - was liegt daran! Trachte ich denn nach
_Glücke_? Ich trachte nach meinem _Werke_!

Wohlan! Der Löwe kam, meine Kinder sind nahe, Zarathustra ward reif,
meine Stunde kam: -

Dies ist _mein_ Morgen, _mein_ Tag hebt an: herauf nun,

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' Even the very best of men now yield to these temptations: and it cannot be said that the deciding factor here is the degree of talent, or whether a man is accessible to these voices or not; but rather the degree and the height of a certain moral sublimity, the instinct towards heroism, towards sacrifice--and finally a positive, habitual need of culture, prepared by a proper kind of education, which education, as I have previously said, is first and foremost obedience and submission to the discipline of genius.
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yours by the standard of this culture, and to consider your university as an educational institution and nothing else.
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