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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We laugh at a man who stepping out of his room at the very minute when the sun is rising says "It is my will that the sun shall rise "; or at him who unable to stop a wheel says "I wish it to roll"; or again at him who thrown down in a wrestling match says "Here I lie but here I wish to lie".  But joking apart do we not act like one of these three persons whenever we use the expression "I wish"?  

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