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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Writing and Desire for Victory.  Writing should always indicate a victory, indeed a conquest of oneself which must be communicated to others for their benefit.  There are, however, dyspeptic authors who only write when they cannot digest something, or when something has remained stuck in their teeth.  Through their anger they try unconsciously to disgust the reader too, and to exercise violence upon him — that is, they desire victory, but victory over others.  
 

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