Friedrich Nietzsche

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Beware that... when fighting monsters... you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss... the abyss also gazes into you.

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kiriiya 1 day, 17 hours ago
Please remove this garbage from the site and spare any unsuspecting souls from the carnage you have brought upon us.
kiriiya 1 day, 17 hours ago
the fact that people upvote this quote makes me question why I still use this site
llamalland 5 months ago
Why... All... The... Ellipsis...?
weesin 7 months ago
That's hilarious @anhiro
anhiro 7 months ago
When you gaze into the ellipses, the ellipses gaze back into you.
this 1 year ago
It is worth noting that Beyond Good and Evil was written in German, so there is no definitive English punctuation for this quote.
weesin 1 year ago
I have no idea why this person has decided to include elipses as the original quote by Nietzsche does not include quotes. Also, the quote has been butchered as it's supposed to read as follows:

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you"

If you're going to submit a quote, you MUST ensure that it is accurate.....otherwise you're claiming that the original author wrote something that he actually did not write. I'm sure Nietzsche would not have appreciated his brilliant quote being so butchered
llamalland 1 year ago
ugh why the elipses? ? ?
falcomaster1000 1 year, 6 months ago
The abyss gazes back.

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