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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Title: Thus spake zarathustra
Publisher: Boni and Liveright, N.Y.
Type of document: Book

Notes: p. 11: Marks made in margin along paragraph that concludes at top of the page, "...--the Superman, who is now put before us with overpowering passion as the aim of our life, hope, and will. And just as the old system of valuing, which only extolled the qualities favourable to the weak, the suffering, and the oppressed, has succeeded in producing a weak, suffering, and ‘modern' race, so this new and reversed system of valuing ought to rear a healthy, strong, lively, and courageous type, which would be a glory to life itself."

p. 19: Mark and illegible notation made near sentence "My most creative moments were always accompanied by unusual muscular activity."

p. 32: Paragraph is marked in margin, "No shepherd and one herd! Every one wanteth the same; every one is equal: he who hath other sentiments goeth voluntarily into the madhouse."

p. 52: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "And lo! Then hast thou its name in common with the people, and hast become one of the people and the herd with thy virtue!" and "Let thy virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if thou must speak of it, be not ashamed to stammer about it."

p. 58: Paragraph is marked in the margin: "Zarathustra smiled, and said: ‘Many a soul one will never discover, unless one first invent it.'"

p. 60: Notation in the margin: "I gave up my highest hope to be merely a sensualist."

p. 72: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "Far too long hath there been a slave and a tyrant concealed in woman. On that account woman is not yet capable of friendship: she knoweth only love." and "As yet woman is not capable of friendship: women are still cats, and birds. Or at the best, cows."

p. 74: Paragraph is marked in the margin, "Older is the pleasure in the herd than the pleasure in the ego: and as long as the good conscience is for the herd, the bad conscience only saith: ego."

p. 77: Paragraph is marked in the margin, "'He who seeketh may easily get lost himself. All isolation is wrong': so say the herd. And long didst thou belong to the herd."

p. 80: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "Two different things wanteth the true man: danger and diversion. Therefore wanteth he woman, as the most dangerous plaything." and "A plaything let woman be, pure and fine like the precious stone, illumined with the virtues of a world not yet come."

p. 81: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "The happiness of man is, ‘I will.' The happiness of woman is, ‘He will.'" and "Thou goest to woman? Do not forget thy whip!"

p. 199: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "One must learn to love oneself--thus do I teach--with a wholesome and healthy love: that one may endure to be with oneself, and not go roving about./ Such roving about christeneth itself ‘brotherly love'; with these words hath there been the best lying and dissembling, and especially by those who have been burdensome to every one."

p. 200: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "And verily, it is no commandment for to-day and tomorrow to learn to love oneself. Rather is it of all arts the finest, subtlest, last and patientest./For to its possessor is all possession well concealed, and of all treasure-pits one's own is last excavated--so causeth the spirit of gravity."

p. 204: Paragraphs beginning "There was it also where I picked up from the path the word "Superman,' and that man is something that must be surpassed./--That man is a bridge and not a goal--rejoicing over his noontides and evenings, as advances to a new rosy dawns:" are marked in the margin, along with this note: "ideas of N."

p. 214: Paragraph is marked in the margin. "All the swarming vermin of the ‘cultured,' that--feast on the sweat of every hero!--"

p. 285: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "Thus spake Zarathustra; the king on the right however answered and said: ‘Strange! Did one ever hear such sensible things out of the mouth of a wise man?/And verily, it is the strangest thing in a wise man, if over and above, he be still sensible, and not an ass'" and "Ye higher men, learn this from me: On the market-place no one believeth in higher men. But if ye will speak there, very well! The populace, however, blinketh: ‘We are all equal.'"

p. 286: Paragraphs are marked in the margin, "'Ye higher men,' - so blinketh the populace-- ‘there are no higher men, we are all equal; man is man, before God-- we are all equal!'/Before God!--Now, however, this God hath died. Before the populace, however, we will not be equal. Ye higher men, away from the market-place!" and, "The most careful ask to-day: ‘How is man to be maintained?' Zarathustra however asketh, as the first and only one: ‘How is man to be surpassed?"

p. 290: All of Section "12" is marked in the margin, "Ye creating ones, ye higher men! Whoever hath to give birth is sick; whoever hath given birth, however, is unclean./Ask women: one giveth birth, not because it giveth pleasure. The pain maketh hens and poets cackle./Ye creating ones, in you there is much uncleanness. That is because ye have had to be mothers./ A new child: oh, how much new filth hath also come into the world! Go apart! He who hath given birth shall wash his soul!"

p. 314: "idea" is written in the margin next to paragraph beginning "But we do not all want...."

In "Complete List of Titles" at the back of the book, the following titles are marked: A Modern Book of Criticisms edited by Ludwig Lewisohn; Short Stories by Balzac; Sapho by Daudet; Free and other stories by Dreiser; Madame Bovary by Flaubert; A Doll's House etc. by Ibsen; Sons and Lovers by Lawrence; In a Winter City by Ouida; Poems by Swinburne; Salome, etc. by Oscar Wilde; The Woman Question symposium; Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by Yeats.

On blank last page and inside the endsheet, these numbers and notations are recorded: "58, 59, 32, 72, 74, 77, 80, 11, 81, 52, 199, 200, 204, 214, 285!, 286, 290, 314" and "Where did phrase 'Happiness of the greatest number' originate - it merely opposed to concentration of goodness & happiness? Did the expression Will to Power originate - N.? How many people know Neitzsche? Such a thing as this is so far removed from daily life - 'All [illegible] is wrong' saith the herd. (My hatred of common [illegible - people??])" Written crossways: "he wants old values of things broken up."

Date last updated: 12/17/15

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