mich an und spricht: "wir _waren's_ doch?"--
Oh welkes Wort, das einst wie Rosen roch!
Oh Jugend-Sehnen, das sich missverstand!
Die _ich_ ersehnte,
Die ich mir selbst verwandt-verwandelt wähnte,
Dass _alt_ sie wurden, hat sie weggebannt:
Nur wer sich wandelt, bleibt mit mir verwandt.
Oh Lebens Mittag! Zweite Jugendzeit!
Unruhig Glück im Stehn und Spähn und Warten!
Der Freunde harr' ich, Tag und Nacht bereit,
Der _neuen_ Freunde! Kommt! 's ist Zeit! 's ist Zeit!
_Dies_ Lied ist aus, - der Sehnsucht süsser Schrei
Erstarb im Munde:
Ein Zaubrer that's, der Freund zur rechten Stunde,
Der Mittags-Freund - nein! fragt nicht, wer es sei -
Um Mittag war's, da wurde Eins zu Zwei...
Nun feiern wir, vereinten Siegs gewiss,
Das Fest der Feste:
Freund _Zarathustra_ kam, der Gast der Gäste!
Nun lacht die Welt, der grause Vorhang riss,
Die Hochzeit kam für Licht und Finsterniss...
The stages of this undervaluation are .Page 7
Otherwise he is simply a sheep.Page 8
I mean that what we can obtain from the Greeks only begins to dawn upon us in later years: only after we have undergone many experiences, and thought a great deal.Page 9
In this way philology has found its best opportunity of transmitting itself,.Page 10
Thus the scholar who knows this history becomes a teacher.Page 12
They have still the schools in their hands: but for how long! In the form in which it has existed up to the present philology is dying out; the ground has been swept from under its feet.Page 13
seek to acquire merely by means of a detailed plan of study--a plan which, corresponding to the more advanced knowledge of the age, has entirely changed.Page 18
In the "Gottingen Lexicon" of 1737, J.Page 19
Wolf says: "The amount of intellectual food that can be got from well-digested scholarship is a very insignificant item.Page 21
74 When we bring the Greeks to the knowledge of our young students, we are treating the latter as if they were well-informed and matured men.Page 22
A great deal would depend upon knowing what these philologists understood by the term "culture of antiquity"--If I saw, for example, that they were training their pupils against German philosophy and German music, I should either set about combating them or combating the culture of antiquity, perhaps the former, by showing that these philologists had not understood the culture of antiquity.Page 25
By means of happy inventions and discoveries, we can train the individual differently and more highly than has yet been done by mere chance and accident.Page 27
118 The happy and comfortable constitution of the politico-social position must not be sought among the Greeks .Page 29
The Greek cultus takes us back to a pre-Homeric disposition and culture.Page 30
flippancy of images and imagination was necessary to lighten the weight of its passionate disposition and to set it free.Page 31
141 The "martyr" is Hellenic: Prometheus, Hercules.Page 38
It is a splendid example of Don Quixotism; and philology at best is such Don Quixotism.Page 40
178 The whole feature of study lies in this: that we should study only what we feel we should like to imitate; what we gladly take up and have the desire to multiply.Page 43
In the centre of the world-history judgment will be the most accurate; for it was there that the greatest geniuses existed.