> But the state tells lies in all the tongues of good and evil; and whatever it says it lies—and whatever it has it has stolen.

All-too-many are born: for the superfluous the state was invented.

Behold, how it lures them, the all-too-many—and how it devours them, chews them, and ruminates!

Only where the state ends, there begins the human being who is not superfluous: there begins the song of necessity, the unique and inimitable tune.

// The quotes are from Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Above is the Kaufmann translation, the street art below is a pithy paraphrase of the original German:

> Aber der Staat lügt in allen Zungen des Guten und Bösen; und was er auch redet, er lügt—und was er auch hat, gestohlen hat er's.

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