"Man is a rope, fastened between animal and übermensch— a rope over an abyss. A dangeruos going across, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking back, a dangerous shuddering and stopping.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end; what can be loved in man is that he is both a going-over and a going-under.
I love those who know how to live without down-going, for they are those who are going across." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
Friedrich Nietzsche— debatably one of the most influential philosophers since Socrates. Active in the late 19th century, Nietzsche revolutionized western philosophy forever. He is probabley best known to the world for his brutal attacks on morality, religion, philosophical systemizers, and science, and for forming such doctrines as the Übermensch, the will to power, and philosophical irrationalism. He is, of course, most famous for his god-claim: "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." - From The Gay Science, a125
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