F. Nietzsche – Daybreak

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. 

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Nietzsche – The Birth of Tragedy

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.