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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Wherewith We See the Ideal.  Every efficient man is blocked by his efficiency and cannot look out freely from its prison.  Had he not also a goodly share of imperfection, he could, by reason of his virtue, never arrive at an intellectual or moral freedom.  Our shortcomings are the eyes with which we see the ideal.  
 

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