Lead the people with governmental measures and regulate them by law and punishment, and they will avoid wrongdoing but have no sense of honour and shame. Lead them with virtue and regulate them by the rules of propriety, and they will have a sense of shame and, moreover, set themselves right.
[To] hold that rulers and ministers act toward each other like father and son and consequently there will necessarily be orderly government, is to imply that there are no disorderly fathers and sons.
Masters of the very first order can be recognised by the following characteristic: in all matters great and small they know with perfect assurance how to find the end, whether it be the end of a melody or the end of a thought, whether it be the fifth act of a tragedy or the end … Continue reading Friedrich Nietszche (1844-1900), on Masters ::
Reproduction, birth, and death are inextricably linked ... The act of coitus, considered not only psychologically but also ethically and biologically, is akin to murder.
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Childhood is the most vile and abject state of human nature, after that of death.