The great epochs of our lives occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is evil in us as what is best.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 93, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 116 (1886).)
Insolent youth rides, now, in the whirlwind. For those modern iconoclasts who are without culture possess, apparently, all the courage.
(Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945), U.S. novelist. The Woman Within, ch. 12 (1954).
Written in 1944, of the "New South." Glasgow had grown up in the more traditional Southern ambience of late-nineteenth-century Virginia.)