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Reinstating the Project of Human Greatness

Fiery power is not the sole possession of the Right, and the aspiration for human greatness needn’t be relegated to the past. To make one’s powers, like a whirling dervish, more and more intense is the first task. 384 more words

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Eloquence Training: Episode 2. The Path and Benefits of Eloquence

Eloquence, I argue, is saying the right thing in the right way with a sense of ease. An eloquent person, then, is someone who often or almost always speaks eloquently. 43 more words

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Bring on my Fire People

Who among you has fire in his belly?

Who is a hunter, sly in his approach?

Who has not thought once of dragging his heels or of playing it safe? 210 more words

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Eloquence Training: Episode 1. Obstacles to Eloquence

I would define eloquence as saying the right thing in the right way with a sense of ease. An eloquent person, then, is someone who often or almost always speaks eloquently. 80 more words

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The Big Thing: Going Beyond the Challenge

There are grander terms than challenges and hurdles, and we must come to these. These are mountain terms, seafaring terms, acrobatic terms, martial terms. I want The Big Thing, and it has nothing to do with the weak-kneed ‘challenge at work’ or ‘minor obstacle I’m facing at home.’ 528 more words

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Nietzsche on the Life Lived Most Intensely

Lucy Ferry cogently on Nietzsche:

In short, in this morality of grandeur, it is intensity that has primacy; the will to power carries the day against all other considerations: “There is nothing to life that has value except the degree of power!” This does not mean that there is no such thing as value. 384 more words

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Sentimentality and Compassion, or Fire in the Belly

Those who can breathe the air of my writings know that it is an air of the heights, a strong air…. Philosophy, as I have so far understood and lived it, means voluntarily living among ice and high mountains… How much truth does a spirit  688 more words

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