Sunday, 4 July 2010

Dysangelium II



True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings;
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
-Shakespeare (King Richard III)


Nemo contra deum, nisi deus ipse.
(No one against god, unless a god himself.)
-Goethe


Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
-Diderot


Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.
-Georg Büchner (Danton's Death)




Learn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is but man; royalty is the spirit of God. When you are in doubt as to which you should serve, forsake the material appearance for the invisible principle, for this is everything.




-Alexandre Dumas, père (Twenty Years After)


"Whither is God?" he cried; "I will tell you. We have killed him—you and I. All of us are his murderers. But how did we do this? How could we drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?" [...] "Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?"
-Friedrich Nietzsche (The Parable of the Madman)

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