Friedrich Nietzsche quote about way from Thus Spoke Zarathustra - In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak, but for that route thou must have long legs. Proverbs should be peaks, and those spoken to should be big and tall.
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In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak, but for that route thou must have long legs. Proverbs should be peaks, and those spoken to should be big and tall.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891). copy citation

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Author Friedrich Nietzsche
Source Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Topic way aphorisms proverbs peak
Date 1891
Language English
Reference
Note Translated By Thomas Common
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1998/1998-h/1998-h.htm

Context

“Every one being allowed to learn to read, ruineth in the long run not only writing but also thinking.
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it even becometh populace.
He that writeth in blood and proverbs doth not want to be read, but learnt by heart.
In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak, but for that route thou must have long legs. Proverbs should be peaks, and those spoken to should be big and tall.
The atmosphere rare and pure, danger near and the spirit full of a joyful wickedness: thus are things well matched.
I want to have goblins about me, for I am courageous. The courage which scareth away ghosts, createth for itself goblins—it wanteth to laugh.” source

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