For man is the cruellest animal.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891). copy citation

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


“Now, however, do I lie here, still exhausted with that biting and spitting-away, still sick with mine own salvation.
AND YE LOOKED ON AT IT ALL? O mine animals, are ye also cruel? Did ye like to look at my great pain as men do? For man is the cruellest animal.
At tragedies, bull-fights, and crucifixions hath he hitherto been happiest on earth; and when he invented his hell, behold, that was his heaven on earth.
When the great man crieth—: immediately runneth the little man thither, and his tongue hangeth out of his mouth for very lusting.” source

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