Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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Brüder, zur Nächstenliebe rathe ich euch nicht: ich rathe euch
zur Fernsten-Liebe.

Also sprach Zarathustra.



Vom Wege des Schaffenden

Willst du, mein Bruder, in die Vereinsamung gehen? Willst du den Weg
zu dir selber suchen? Zaudere noch ein Wenig und höre mich.

"Wer sucht, der geht leicht selber verloren. Alle Vereinsamung ist
Schuld": also spricht die Heerde. Und du gehörtest lange zur Heerde.

Die Stimme der Heerde wird auch in dir noch tönen. Und wenn du sagen
wirst "ich habe nicht mehr Ein Gewissen mit euch", so wird es eine
Klage und ein Schmerz sein.

Siehe, diesen Schmerz selber gebar noch das Eine Gewissen: und dieses
Gewissens letzter Schimmer glüht noch auf deiner Trübsal.

Aber du willst den Weg deiner Trübsal gehen, welches ist der Weg zu
dir selber? So zeige mir dein Recht und deine Kraft dazu!

Bist du eine neue Kraft und ein neues Recht? Eine erste Bewegung? Ein
aus sich rollendes Rad? Kannst du auch Sterne zwingen, dass sie um
dich sich drehen?

Ach, es giebt so viel Lüsternheit nach Höhe! Es giebt so viel
Krämpfe der Ehrgeizigen! Zeige mir, dass du keiner der Lüsternen und
Ehrgeizigen bist!

Ach, es giebt so viel grosse Gedanken, die thun nicht mehr als ein
Blasebalg: sie blasen auf und machen leerer.

Frei nennst du dich? Deinen herrschenden Gedanken will ich hören und
nicht, dass du einem Joche entronnen bist.

Bist du ein Solcher, der einem Joche entrinnen _durfte_? Es giebt
Manchen, der seinen letzten Werth wegwarf, als er seine Dienstbarkeit
wegwarf.

Frei wovon? Was schiert das Zarathustra! Hell aber soll mir dein Auge
künden: frei _wozu_?

Kannst du dir selber dein Böses und dein Gutes geben und deinen Willen
über dich aufhängen wie ein Gesetz? Kannst du dir selber Richter sein
und Rächer deines Gesetzes?

Furchtbar ist das Alleinsein mit dem Richter und Rächer des eignen
Gesetzes. Also wird ein Stern hinausgeworfen in den öden Raum und in
den eisigen Athem des Alleinseins.

Heute noch leidest du an den Vielen, du Einer: heute noch hast du
deinen Muth ganz und deine Hoffnungen.

Aber einst wird dich die Einsamkeit müde machen, einst wird dein Stolz
sich krümmen und dein Muth knirschen. Schreien wirst du einst "ich bin
allein!"

Einst wirst du dein Hohes nicht mehr sehn und dein Niedriges
allzunahe; dein Erhabnes selbst wird dich fürchten machen wie ein
Gespenst. Schreien wirst du einst: "Alles ist falsch!"

Es giebt Gefühle, die den Einsamen tödten wollen; gelingt es ihnen
nicht, nun, so müssen sie selber sterben! Aber vermagst du das, Mörder
zu sein?

Kennst du, mein Bruder, schon das Wort "Verachtung"? Und die Qual
deiner Gerechtigkeit, Solchen gerecht zu sein, die dich verachten?

Du zwingst Viele, über dich umzulernen; das rechnen

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