Therefore, avoiding opportunities; regulating the drive; bringing about satiety and disgust in the impulse; association of a painful idea (such as that of discredit, disgust or offended pride); the dislocation of one’s energies and finally a general weakening and exhaustion: these are the six methods.
The Greeks, as charioteers, hold in their hands the reins of our own and every other culture, but almost always chariot and horses are of inferior quality and not up to the glory of their leaders, who consider it sport to run such a team into an abyss which they themselves clear with the leap of Achilles.
‘Not riddle enough to scare human love from it, not solution enough to put to sleep human wisdom: a humanly good thing was the world to me today, of which such bad things are said.’
‘…but whoever fisheth where there are no fish, I do not even call him superficial’
We do not speak to each other, because we know too much – we keep silent to each other, we smile our knowladge to each other.