For what does one have to atone most?

For one’s modesty; for having failed to listen to one’s most personal requirements; for having mistaken oneself; for having underestimated oneself; for having lost a good ear for one’s instincts: this lack of reverence for oneself revenges itself through every kind of deprivation: health, friendship, well-being, pride, cheerfulness, freedom, firmness, courage. One never afterward forgives oneself for this lack of genuine egoism: one takes it for an objection, for a doubt about a real ego.

Nietzsche, Will to Power 918

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2 Responses to For what does one have to atone most?

  1. Allan Lake says:

    You CAN get over it, forgive yourself.


  2. Pingback: Essays About Nietzsche’s Will to Power – Epicurean Database

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