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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During the whole of the Middle Ages it was believed that the real distinguishing trait of higher men was the faculty of having visions—that is to say of having a serious mental problem.  And in fact all Medieval prescriptions for the higher men (the religiosi) were all drawn up with the objective of making man capable of vision!  Little wonder then that the over-estimation of these half-mad fanatics, so-called men of genius has continued even to our own days.  "They have seen things that others do not see"—no doubt!  And this fact should inspire us with caution where they are concerned and not with belief!  

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