from Will to power

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If the morality of ”thou shalt not lie” is rejected, the ”sense for truth” will have to legitimize itself before another tribunal:– as a means of the preservation of man, as will to power.

Likewise our love of the beautiful: it also is our shaping will. The two senses stand side-by-side; the sense for the real is the means of acquiring the power to shape things according to our wish. The joy in shaping and reshaping–a primeval joy! We can comprehend only a world that we ourselves have made.

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