Questions of conscience

Sitting around at the library and I found a nice Nietzsche piece, the Twilight of the Idols. It starts with punchy little axioms I liked.

You run ahead? Are you doing it as a shepherd? Or as an exception? A third case would be the fugitive. First question of conscience.

Twilight of the Idols #37

#38
Are you genuine? Or merely an actor? A representative? Or that which is represented? In the end, perhaps you are merely a copy of an actor. Second question of conscience.

#40
Are you one who looks on? Or one who lends a hand? Or one who looks away and walks off? Third question of conscience.

#41
Do you want to walk along? Or walk ahead? Or walk by yourself? One must know what one wants and that one wants. Fourth question of conscience.

#42
Those were steps for me, and I have climbed up over them: to that end I had to pass over them. Yet they thought that I wanted to retire on them.

#43
What does it matter if I remain right. I am much too right. And he who laughs best today will also laugh last.

#44
The formula of my happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.

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