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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Comedy.  We sometimes earn honour or love for actions and achievements which we have long since sloughed as the snake sloughs his skin.  We are hereby easily seduced into becoming the comic actors of our own past, and into throwing the old skin once more about our shoulders — and that not merely from vanity, but from good-will towards our admirers.  
 

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