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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ADVANTAGEOUSLY PERSECUTED.  People who cannot make their merits perfectly obvious to the world endeavour to awaken a strong hostility against themselves.  They have then the consolation of thinking that this hostility stands between their merits and the acknowledgment there of and that many others think the same thing, which is very advantageous for their recognition.  
 

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