"das schwerste Gewicht"

German for “the heaviest weight,” which is how Nietzsche described the awful burden of knowledge of eternal return (see above).

In The Gay Science, he wrote: “What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.’ ”