He who cannot command himself should obey. And many can command themselves, but much is still lacking before they can obey themselves.
Society tames the wolf into a dog. And man is the most domesticated animal of all.
That is mediocrity though it be called moderation.
You crowd around your neighbor, and have fine words for it. But I say to you: your love of the neighbor is your bad love of yourselves.
Here are priests: but although they are my enemies, pass them quietly and with sleeping swords! Even among them there are heroes; many of them have suffered too much: -- so they want to make others suffer. Bad enemies are they: nothing is more revengeful than their meekness. And readily does he soil himself who touches them.