Nietzsche on Freedom, Freedom Of Will

Twilight Of The Idols - Expeditions of an Untimely Man 38

The value of something lies not in what we attain with it but in what we pay for it. Liberal institutions cease to be so as soon as they are attained. While they are at war fighting for their ideals, the illiberal instincts are permitted to endure. War is a training in freedom. Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves, the preservation of the distance between man and man, the indifference to hardship, toil, privation and even to life. Freedom means that the manly instincts that delight in war and victory have gained mastery over the other instincts. Danger teaches us to know our resources, our virtues, our spirit. We must need strength else we will never have it.

 
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