11/25/12

"The philosopher of the ego"

"THE MOST brilliant exponent of the egoistic school, Nietszche, with deadly and honourable logic, admitted that the philosophy of self-satisfaction led to looking down upon the weak, the cowardly, and the ignorant. Looking down on things may be a delightful experience, only there is nothing, from a mountain to a cabbage, that is really seen when it is seen from a balloon. The philosopher of the ego sees everything, no doubt, from a high and rarified heaven; only he sees everything foreshortened or deformed."

~G.K. Chesterton: The Defendant, 'A Defence of Humility.'


The Defendant by G.K. Chesterton
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Neitzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
by Walter Kauffann
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