'For someone who lives an unwise life, but didn't have a choice, then the limit is choice. For someone who lives an unwise life, but had a choice, the limit is the perception of wisdom. For someone who lives a wise life, but doesn't have a choice, the limit again is choice. For someone who lives a wise life, but has a choice, there is no definite limit. Therefore, the limit of wisdom is the limit upon choice and the limit upon the perception of wisdom.'
One lives for today, one lives on the spur of the momentone lives most irresponsibly: and it is precisely this that one calls "freedom."
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 141, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)