“The most spiritual men, as the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their destruction: in the labyrinth, in hardness labyrinth 2against themselves and others, in experiments.

Their joy is self-conquest: asceticism becomes in them nature, need, and instinct.

Difficult tasks are a privilege to them; to play with burdens that crush others, a recreation. Knowledge-a form of asceticism.

They are the most venerable kind of man: that does not preclude their being the most cheerful and the kindliest.”

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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