Friedrich Nietzsche Quote

It was modesty that invented the word "philosopher" in Greece and left the magnificent overweening presumption in calling oneselfwise to the actors of the spirit--the modesty of such monsters of pride and sovereignty as Pythagoras, as Plato.


The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (ed. Vintage, 2010) - ISBN: 9780307434173

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It was modesty that invented the word philosopher in Greece and left the magnificent overweening presumption in calling oneselfwise to the actors of...

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It was modesty that invented the word philosopher in Greece and left the magnificent overweening presumption in calling oneselfwise to the actors of...

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It was modesty that invented the word philosopher in Greece and left the magnificent overweening presumption in calling oneselfwise to the actors of...