Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.  Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.

First published in 1882.

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Concerning a sick Man.

"He's not feeling well".  What's wrong?  "He suffers from a need to be praised but he's getting none of it" .  Incredible!  All the world is celebrating him and pampering him and he is on everybody's lips.  "Well, yes, but he has a problem hearing praise.  When a friend praises him it sounds to him as if the friend praised himself; when an enemy praises him, it sounds to him as if the enemy wanted to be praised for it; when, finally, someone else praises him - and there aren't many of these as he is so well known - his is offended because they neither want him for a friend nor for an enemy and he says: what do I care for those self-righteous poseurs!"  
 

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