Friedrich Nietzsche was a classical philologist (someone whom studies the foundational schools of knowledge of the ancient Greeks and Romans, such as literature, law and philosophy) and philosopher whose work was extremely influential to many philosophical and political movements in the Western World and to Western intellectual thought in general. General Philosophy Friedrich Nietzsche is primarily remembered by the general public for just two things, his utopian ideal of the Ubermensch (Overman, Superman or Ultraman; one who transcends humanity) and his famous quote from his controversial text, Beyond Good and Evil, which states, “He who fights with monsters should be careful, lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze also into thee.” (It should be noted that there are various translations of this passage, but they generally vary only in the slightest of details and do not affect the general thrust of what was being said). All though b
Translated by J. M. KENNEDY. (The following twenty-seven fragments were intended by Nietzsche to form a supplement to Chapter VIII of Beyond Good and Evil, dealing with Peoples and Countries.) 1. The Europeans now imagine themselves as representing, in the main, the highest types of men on earth.