Thursday, March 15, 2007


"Weirdly enough, I think Robert D. comes out of this whole thing rather well, precisely because he was never in this thing..." - Nick

169. Open enemies -- "Courage before the enemy is one thing; [but] it does not prevent one from being a coward and indecisive scatterbrain." That is how Napoleon judged "the most courageous person" he knew: Murat (French general, 1767-1815). -- Which shows that open enemies are indispensable to some people if they are to rise to their own kind of virtue, manliness, and cheerfulness. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science

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