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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In justice to custom it must not be overlooked that in the case of all those who conform to it whole—heartedly from the very start the organs of attack and defence both physical and intellectual begin to waste away; i.  e.  these individuals gradually become more beautiful!  For it is the exercise of these organs and their corresponding feelings that brings about ugliness and helps to preserve it.  It is for this reason that the old baboon is uglier than the young one and that the young female baboon most closely resembles man and is hence the most handsome.  Let us draw from this our own conclusions as to the origin of female beauty!  

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