Friedrich Nietzsche Quote

That which Heraclitus avoided, however, is still the same at that which we shun today: the noise and democratic chatter of the Ephesians, their politics, their latest news of the Empire, … their market business of today —for we philosophers need to be spared one thing above all: everything to do with today. We reverence what is still, cold, noble, distant, past, and in general everything in the face of which the soul does not have to defend itself and wrap itself up.


§ 3.8, W. Kaufmann, trans., in Basic Writings of Nietzsche (1992), p. 546 - On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)

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