Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak:  Reflections on Moral Prejudice. Morgenröte: Gedanken über die moralischen Vorurteile (also could be translated as The Dawn).

Written and published in 1881.

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All actions may be traced back to evaluations and all evaluations are either one's own or adopted—the latter being by far the more numerous.  Why do we adopt them?  Through fear i.  e.  we think it more advisable to pretend that they are our own and so well do we assimilate them that they becomes second nature to us.  An evaluation of our own, the appreciation of a thing as being pleasing or displeasing to us and no one else, is something very rare indeed!  But must not our evaluation of other people—which prompts us to adopt their evaluations—proceed from our own decision?  Of course, but then we come to these opinions during our childhood and seldom change them.  We often remain during our whole lifetime the fools of our childhood as regards our manner of judging our fellow men (their minds, rank, morality and character) and of the need to support their evaluations.  
 

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