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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Italian Nietzsche (7)

The most important consequences of this law:
- To have something cease, fulfil it, lead it to its top. If you want to destroy something, bring it to perfection!
- To achieve a purpose, pursue and achieve the opposite purpose (that's why those who pursue happiness as an end are the saddest people);
- To avoid getting any result, set it as your goal.

__Giovanni Papini, L'altra metà (1911), 1: The Law of Contraries