Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.  Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.

First published in 1882.

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Herd Instinct.

Wherever we meet with a morality we find a valuation and order of rank of the human impulses and activities.  These valuations and orders of rank are always the expression of the needs of a community or herd: that which is in the first place to its advantage and in the second place and third place is also the authoritative standard for the worth of every individual.  By morality the individual is taught to become a function of the herd, and to ascribe to himself value only as a function.  As the conditions for the maintenance of one community have been very different from those of another community, there have been very different moralities; and in respect to the future essential transformations of herds and communities, states and societies, one can prophesy that there will still be very divergent moralities.  Morality is the herd instinct in the individual.  
 

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