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Single Idea 20382

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / a. Virtues]

Full Idea

To remain master of one's four virtues: courage, insight, sympathy, solitude.

Gist of Idea

The four virtues are courage, insight, sympathy, solitude


Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil [1886], 284)

A Reaction

Compare this with 'Daybreak (Dawn)' 556. Solitude is the surprising addition, defended as the urge to 'cleanliness', when since humanity is 'unclean'.

Book Reference

Nietzsche,Friedrich: 'Beyond Good and Evil', ed/tr. Hollingdale,R.J. [Penguin 1973], p.195

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