"Then what is freedom?
It is the will to be responsible to ourselves."
Friedrich Nietzsche
(1844-1900) German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist
Twilight of the Idols, 1888
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Also the expectation and right to be.
 -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!     
    ... responsible FOR ourselves.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    He believed that with out morals we would become supermen. Man was scum.
     -- warren, olathe     
     -- Anonymous      
     -- Bruski, Naples FL     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    Freedom without responsibility leads to one's own demise.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    A very controversial man, caught in the demise of his own mind. Master morality vs slave morality. He also believed that the common teachings of Christianity were obscured, teaching to believe in the way of Christ, but not to act as Christ did. Many are caught in that trap ! The disdain by our founding Fathers for the church of England at the time of the revolution bears that fact out. He had an ego the size of a house, believing morality need not be for the superior man. but was ok for the masses. Sad, but for the sake of Freedom it has always been and always will be, It is the will to be responsible FOR ourselves, through moral guidance that allows us to be set at Liberty. Not wanting to shoot the messenger, but !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    a good start on understanding what freedom is
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The quote deciphered - freedom is without responsibility.
     -- warren, olathe     
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