man is something that is to be surpassed.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891). copy citation

Author Friedrich Nietzsche
Source Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Topic ambition man
Date 1891
Language English
Note Translated By Thomas Common


“When Zarathustra arrived at the nearest town which adjoineth the forest, he found many people assembled in the market-place; for it had been announced that a rope-dancer would give a performance. And Zarathustra spake thus unto the people:
I TEACH YOU THE SUPERMAN. Man is something that is to be surpassed. What have ye done to surpass man?
All beings hitherto have created something beyond themselves: and ye want to be the ebb of that great tide, and would rather go back to the beast than surpass man?” source

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