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This excerpt is from Nietzsche's book, 'Thus Spoke Zrathustra':

I do not want to be confused with these preachers of equality, nor taken for one of them. For justice speaks thus to me: 'Men are not equal.' And they should not become so, either! For what were my love of the Superman if I spoke otherwise?

I don't have any clue what's the meaning of the sentence, 'For justice speaks thus to me'.

The book link here.

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Firstly, your are reading Nietzsche. This is not going to be easy.

There a metaphor, but not a special meaning here.

For (meaning "because") justice ("justice" is personified, we treat the concept of justice like a person) speaks thus (in this way) to me.

And then Nietzsche goes on to tell us the way that "justice" speaks to him: "Men are not all equal". etc

There is no very special use of English here, just Nietzsche

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  • Agreed. Nietzsche attributes his own opinion to a personified “Justice” so as to give it false authority. All he is saying is “I disagree”. – Anton Jun 26 at 7:36
  • Yes, but this is not "Philosophy" stack exchange. – James K Jun 26 at 16:17

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