Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Explosive Ones

When one considers how much the energy of young men needs to explode, one is not surprised that they decide for this cause or that without being at all subtle or choosy. What attracts them is the sight of the zeal that surrounds a cause -- as it were, the sight of the burning fuse, and not the cause itself. Subtle seducers therefore know the art of arousing expectations of an explosion while making no effort to furnish for their cause: reasons are not what wins over such powder kegs.

-- The Prophet Nietzsche, PBUH

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