Beyond Good and Evil - Part 7: Our Virtues - Chapters 214-239 Summary & Analysis

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It is probable that one still has virtues, although they will not be as simple as the virtues held by our grandfathers.If new virtues exist, they will be virtues that directly relate to one's most secret inclinations. Since man's moralities are very different, their actions shine in different colors.

Nietzsche states that in order to love one's enemies, one must also learn to despise at the same time. The man who practices moral revenge is often spiritually limited; those spiritual limitations are still greater than those he criticizes. There are those, too, who prize their gift to bestow moral tact and subtlety. They are the ones who will not forgive us if we have observed a mistake in their behavior. One must wonder where honesty fits in among those virtues.

Nietzsche refers to a...

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