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Originally Posted by munchlet View Post
"Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? "
— Friedrich Nietzsche

maradnu on 2009-06-06 21:14:25

hopetheturtle on 2011-09-30 10:03:54
Wisdom is not an inspiration but a virtue that one is either born with or eventually learns over time. Of course some people never become owls.

kb77 on 2011-10-20 15:54:03
substitute 'wisdom' with 'greed'. now THAT makes some sense!!

wvwoman on 2012-07-16 20:41:07
how does the raven eating make him greedy?

bansaisequoia on 2012-07-31 04:09:01
"Wisdom is the domain of the wis."--Dale Bozzio

WRQ9 on 2013-11-17 10:44:38
Or, da wiz. This might show insight if the "raven" would in most circumstances never turn to carrion again. "Nevermore".

LLapp on 2015-05-25 09:49:37
This quote sounds like a close-up view of Nietzsche's mind going mad -- suspecting even his own wisdom of being some horrid nightmare.

Mobo on 2015-10-12 02:41:01
In other words, we wise up after we nearly destroy ourselves. Is that why the league of nations and the UN were created? And look how they both succeeded, not!

JJ20paws on 2016-04-10 12:23:48
Uplifting, as usual

Barnabas on 2016-09-16 12:01:37
Doth quote the raven... "Carrion my wayward son." I think he said that in Kansas somewhere.

universalmom on 2016-10-02 14:16:20
Hahaha, second time you've cracked me up tonight Barnabas!

darkyr on 2017-02-22 06:04:39
Yes, of course, it must be, because it all makes sense now.

Persephone59 on 2017-04-15 13:23:50
This quote is a new low. But the comments are funny, especially Barnabas'.

Persephone59 on 2017-05-27 07:40:54
Well that was a pretty dark quote, even for Nietzsche.
barnabas--i, too, appreciate your kansas comment--it is priceless!
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