… What has been the greatest sin here on earth so far? Was it not the word of him who said: ‘Woe unto those who laugh now!’
Did he himself find no grounds on earth for laughter? Then he simply did not look. Even a child can find such grounds here.
He — did not love enough: else he would also have loved us who laugh! But he hated and scorned us: weeping and gnashing of teeth he promised for us.
Must one straightway curse where one does not love? That — seems to me bad taste. But that is what he did, this unconditional man. He came from the mob.
And he himself simply did not love enough: else he would have been less angry that he was not loved. All great love does not want love: — it wants more.
Get out of the way of all such unconditional men! That is a poor sick kind, a mob-kind: they look at life sadly; they have the evil eye for this earth.
Get out of the way of all such unconditional men! They have heavy feet and sultry hearts: — they know not how to dance. So how could the earth be light for such as them! …"