If there be a single law governing the actions of men
, free will cannot exist, for then man's will is subject to that law.
Wherefore we remain here and wonder when the young men
will return with meat."
One apostle thought all men
should go to farming, and another that no man should buy or sell, that the use of money was the cardinal evil; another that the mischief was in our diet, that we eat and drink damnation.
Crouched around him, on their hams, were three young men
, his grandsons, Deer-Runner, Yellow-Head, and Afraid-of-the-Dark.
pulled their hats over their eyebrows and raised their collars to their ears.
So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men
were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.
Like the mountain lion, the man was an enemy to man, and all men
were his enemies, seeking his life which he had forfeited in ways more terrible than the lion which had merely killed calves for food.
Through him mortal men
are famed or un-famed, sung or unsung alike, as great Zeus wills.
dislike him, the women despise him, and he dislikes and despises himself.
In my opinion this part is Nietzsche's open avowal that all his philosophy, together with all his hopes, enthusiastic outbursts, blasphemies, prolixities, and obscurities, were merely so many gifts laid at the feet of higher men
. He had no desire to save the world.
The laborers were obviously of the household: two were young men
in cotton shirts and caps, the two others were hired laborers in homespun shirts, one an old man, the other a young fellow.
lay prone upon the ground, one bathed in blood and motionless, with his face toward the earth; this one was dead.