The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche:|
night into the morning, and out of gloom, out of "affliction"
into clearness, brightness, depth, and refinement:--just as much
as such a tendency DISTINGUISHES--it is a noble tendency--it also
SEPARATES.--The pity of the saint is pity for the FILTH of the
human, all-too-human. And there are grades and heights where pity
itself is regarded by him as impurity, as filth.
272. Signs of nobility: never to think of lowering our duties to
the rank of duties for everybody; to be unwilling to renounce or
to share our responsibilities; to count our prerogatives, and the
exercise of them, among our DUTIES.
273. A man who strives after great things, looks upon every one
Beyond Good and Evil