Friedrich Nietzsche, Miscellaneous Maxims and opinions (Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche).

Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, the first supplement to Human, All Too Human, first published in 1879.  A second supplement, The Wanderer and his Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten) followed in 1880.


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The Circuitous Path to the Beautiful.  If the beautiful is to be identified with that which gives pleasure — and thus sang the Muses once — the useful is often the necessary circuitous path to the beautiful, and has a perfect right to spurn the short sighted censure of men who live for the moment, who will not wait, and who think that they can reach all good things without ever taking a circuitous path.  

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