Ideas from 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' by Friedrich Nietzsche [1884], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' by Nietzsche,Friedrich (ed/tr Hollingdale,R.J.) [Penguin 1969,0-14-044118-2]].

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1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 1. Nature of Wisdom
But what is the reasoning of the body, that it requires the wisdom you seek?
1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 7. Humour
Reject wisdom that lacks laughter
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 7. Falsehood
To love truth, you must know how to lie
16. Persons / D. Self and Body / 5. Role of the Body
Forget the word 'I'; 'I' is performed by the intelligence of your body
20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 2. Willed Action / a. Will to Act
The will is constantly frustrated by the past
22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / c. Love
We only really love children and work
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / c. Value of happiness
I want my work, not happiness!
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / d. Biological ethics
We created meanings, to maintain ourselves
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / f. ‹bermensch
The noble man wants new virtues; the good man preserves what is old
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / a. Virtues
Virtues can destroy one another, through jealousy
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / c. Wealth
People now find both wealth and poverty too much of a burden
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / d. Friendship
If you want friends, you must be a fighter
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 2. Nihilism
The greatest experience possible is contempt for your own happiness, reason and virtue
24. Applied Ethics / B. Moral Rights / 2. Sexual Morality
Man and woman are deeply strange to one another!
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 1. A People / a. Human distinctiveness
An enduring people needs its own individual values
25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions
The state coldly claims that it is the people, but that is a lie
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle
Saints want to live as they desire, or not to live at all
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 4. Right to Punish / b. Retribution for crime
Whenever we have seen suffering, we have wanted the revenge of punishment
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature
I can only believe in a God who can dance
28. God / E. Attitudes to God / 4. Atheism
Not being a god is insupportable, so there are no gods!
29. Religion / E. Immortality / 4. Heaven
Heaven was invented by the sick and the dying
We don't want heaven; now that we are men, we want the kingdom of earth