Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.  Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.

First published in 1882.

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Two Orators.

Of these two orators the one arrives at a full understanding of his case only when he yields himself to emotion ; it is only this that pumps sufficient blood and heat into his brain to compel his high intellectuality to reveal itself.  The other attempts, indeed, now and then to do the same : to state his case sonorously, vehemently, and spiritedly with the aid of emotion, but usually with little success.  He then very soon speaks obscurely and confusedly; he exaggerates, makes omissions, and excites suspicion of the justice of his case.  Indeed, he himself feels this suspicion, and the sudden changes into the coldest and most repulsive tones (which raise a doubt in the hearer as to his passionateness being genuine) are thereby explicable.  With him emotion always drowns the spirit ; perhaps because it is stronger than in the former.  But he is at the height of his power when he resists the impetuous storm of his feeling, and as it were scorns it ; it is then only that his spirit emerges fully from its concealment, a spirit logical, mocking and playful, but nevertheless awe-inspiring.  
 

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