Nietzsche Pieta

Nietzsche and his sister, 1899

They took him at first to an asylum, but soon his mother came to claim him and take him under her own forgiving care. What a picture!–the pious woman who had borne sensitively but patiently the shock of her son’s apostasy from all she held dear, and who, loving him none the less, received him now into her arms, like another Pieta┬┤…

Will Durant