The civilized classes and nations are swept away by the grand rush for contemptible wealth. Never was the world worldlier, never was it emptier of love and goodness.
This is the quote I put in my book (memoir). After my parents died and my sole sibling (older sister) robbed me of a significant chunk of my inheritance, those words perfectly reflected my thoughts and feelings.
Born in Germany in 1844, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, prose poet, cultural critic, philologist, and composer whose work has exerted a profound influence on contemporary philosophy.
I invite you to watch this superb BBC documentary on his life and learnings –
A big THANK YOU for posting this. I watched it last night. Compelling.
I’m glad you enjoyed it, PC. What’s amazing about these philosophers from the past (and I include Shakespeare) is their relevance to today. Their quotes are utterly contemporary and up-to-date.
So sorry to hear about your inheritance theft. It happens more often than people might think. The Nietzsche quote is breathtaking. We will watch the documentary tonight. Best wishes to you.
Thanks, D&D. Have a good day.