Romantic advice to women — Nietzsche version

don-juan-demarcoNietzsche comments wryly on contemporary religious morality:

“One believes one must disapprove of Cesare Borgia; that is simply laughable. The church has excommunicated German emperors on account of their vices: as if a monk or priest had any right to join in a discussion about what a Frederick II may demand of himself. A Don Juan is sent to hell: that is very naive. Has it been noticed that in heaven all interesting men are missing? — Just a hint to the girls as to where they can best find their salvation.”

Source: The Will to Power, Section 871. (Update: Check out Hill and Scarpitti’s new translation.)

2 thoughts on “Romantic advice to women — Nietzsche version

  • February 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    “Heaven for the climate, hell for the company.”
    – Mark Twain

  • March 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Nietzsche also remarked in ZARATHUSTRA “Men love danger and they riddles. Therefore, they love women, for women are dangerous riddles.”


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