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 NARRATOR.  He who gives an account of something readily betrays whether it is because the fact interests him, or because he wishes to excite interest by the narration.  In the latter case he will exaggerate, employ superlatives, and such like.  He then does not usually tell his story so well, because he does not think so much about his subject as about himself.  
 

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