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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Honesty's Miscalculation.  Our newest acquaintances are sometimes the first to learn what we have hitherto kept dark.  We have the foolish notion that our proof of confidence is the strongest fetter wherewith to hold them fast.  But they do not know enough about us to feel so strongly the sacrifice involved in our speaking out, and betray our secrets to others without any idea of betrayal.  Hereby we possibly lose our old friends.  
 

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