Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.  Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.

First published in 1882.

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Gait.  There are mannerisms of the intellect by which even great minds betray that they originate from the populace, or from the semi populace: it is principally the gait and step their thoughts which betray them; they cannot walk.  It was thus that even Napoleon, to his profound chagrin, could not walk "legitimately" and in princely fashion on occasions when it was Necessary to do so properly, as in great coronation processions and on similar occasions: even there he was always just the leader of a column proud and brusque at the same time, and very self conscious it all It is something laughable to see those writers who make the folding robes of their periods rustle around them: they want to cover their feet.  
 

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