Friedrich Nietzsche, Human All Too Human (Menschliches, Allzumenschliches), subtitled A Book for Free Spirits (Ein Buch für freie Geister).

First published in 1878.   A second part, Assorted Opinions and Maxims (Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche), was published in 1879, and a third part, The Wanderer and his Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten), followed in 1880.

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THE CHIEF DEFICIENCY OF ACTIVE PEOPLE.  Active people are usually deficient in the higher activity, I mean individual activity.  They are active as officials, merchants, scholars, that is as a species, but not as quite distinct separate and single individuals; in this respect they are idle.  It is the misfortune of the active that their activity is almost always a little senseless. For instance, we must not ask the money making banker the reason of his restless activity, it is foolish. The active roll as the stone rolls, according to the stupidity of mechanics.  All mankind is divided, as it was at all times and is still, into slaves and freemen; for whoever has not two thirds of his day for himself is a slave, be he otherwise whatever he likes, statesman, merchant, official, or scholar.  
 

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