Follow Me, Follow You

by Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Peter Saint-Andre

You're tempted by my style and thought?
You follow me? No, let me go!
To follow in my steps, you ought
To make your way. Go slow, go slow!


Es lockt dich meine Art und Sprach',
Du folgest mir, du gehst mir nach?
Geh nur dir selber treulich nach:—
So folgst du mir — gemach! gemach!

(Translation of "Vademecum—Vadetecum", The Joyful Learning, Prelude, ยง7)

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