Amor Fati

“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: to want nothing to be other than as it is, neither in the future, nor in the past, nor in all eternity. Not merely to endure what happens of necessity, still less to hide it from oneself–all idealism is untruthfulness in the face of necessity–but to love it…”

-Neitzsche, Ecce Homo

“It is here and now that we must learn to separate forms of life that are failed–mediocre, reactive, weakened–from forms of life that are intense, grandiose, courageous and rich in diversity.”

-Luc Ferry on Nietzsche in A Brief History of Thought

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