Perhaps man will rise ever higher as soon as he ceases to flow out into a god.
The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him "better.".
If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.
Physician, help yourself: thus help your patient too. Let this be his best help: that he may behold with his eyes the man who heals himself.
I teach you the Overman. Man is something which shall be surpassed.