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There will never be another thinker like Nietzsche; placed as he was on the border of an old world closing, and a new world being born.
He was alone and had arrived a bit too early on the stage of history. His eternal recurrence theory was the natural outcome of his questioning of Christianity. It has been assumed that Nietzsche was a sort of rebel, but I have always viewed him as a strange breed of religious man, with the religious burden which he carried making him one, paradoxically, with a certain breed of Saint.