What makes heroic? - To go and meet simultaneously one’s greatest sorrow and one’s greatest hope.
What do you believe in? - In this: that the weight of all things must be determined anew.
What does your conscience say? - ‘You should become him who you are.’
Where lies your greatest dangers? - In pity.
What do you love in others? - My hopes.
Whom do you call bad? - Him who always wants to make ashamed.
What is to you the most humane thing? - To spare anyone shame.
What is the seal of freedom attained? - No longer to be ashamed of oneself.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, ‘The Gay Science’