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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Speech and Emotion.  That speech is not given to us to communicate our emotions may be seen from the fact that all simple men are ashamed to seek forwords to express their deeper feelings.  These feelings are expressed only in actions, and even here such men blush if others seem to divine their motives.  After all, among poets, to whom God generally denies this shame, the more noble are more monosyllabic in the language of emotion, and evince a certain constraint: whereas the real poets of emotion are for the most part shameless in practical life.  
 

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