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And I shall remain satisfied, and proud to have been the first who has ever enjoyed the fruit of his writings as fully as he could desire; for my desire has been no other than to deliver over to the detestation of mankind the false and foolish tales of the books of chivalry, which, thanks to that of my true Don Quixote, are even now tottering, and doubtless doomed to fall for ever.
For integrity used doth the one; but integrity professed, and with a manifest detestation of bribery, doth the other.
Truthfulness: they will never intentionally receive into their mind falsehood, which is their detestation, and they will love the truth.
But not long had they run thus when Zarathustra became conscious of his folly, and shook off with one jerk all his irritation and detestation.