Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.  Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.

First published in 1882.

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In Media Vita.  No!  Life has not disappointed me.  On the contrary, from year to year I find it richer, more desirable and more mysterious from the day on which the great liberator broke my fetters, the thought that life may be an experiment of the thinker and not a duty, not a fatality, not a deceit!  And knowledge itself may be for others something different; for example, a bed of ease, or the path to a bed of ease, or an entertainment, or a course of idling, for me it is a world of dangers and victories, in which even the heroic sentiments have their arena and dancing floor.  "Life as a means to knowledge" with this principle in one's heart, one can not only be brave, but can even live joyfully and laugh joyfully!  And who could know how to laugh well and live well, who did not first understand the full significance of war and victory?  
 

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