Friedrich Nietzsche, The Wanderer and His Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten).

The Wanderer and his Shadow, the second supplement to Human, All Too Human, first published in 1880.


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War as a Remedy.  For nations that are growing weak and contemptible war may be prescribed as a remedy, if indeed they really want to go on living.  National consumption as well as individual admits of a brutal cure.  The eternal will to live and inability to die is, however, in itself already a sign of senility of emotion.  The more fully and thoroughly we live, the more ready we are to sacrifice life for a single pleasurable emotion.  A people that lives and feels in this wise has no need of war.  

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