Book Notes: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #17

Thus even humanity, in whom the final form of will arises, attends to its own continuity.

      As if by irony, the impulse to this movement of the principle of weakness is furnished by the strong.

Or is it ironic? The very concept of strength implies some level of movement--the mover and the thing moved. If the thing moved rides such a current, it is only a matter of appearance which has caused us to separate it more starkly from that object which doesn't know it is being moved.