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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To the Great in Art.  That enthusiasm for some object which you, O great man, introduce into this world causes the intelligence of the many to be stunted.  The knowledge of this fact spells humiliation.  But the enthusiast wears his hump with pride and pleasure, and you have the consolation of feeling that you have increased the world's happiness.  
 

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