Friedrich Nietzsche, The Wanderer and His Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten).

The Wanderer and his Shadow, the second supplement to Human, All Too Human, first published in 1880.


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Man as the Measurer.  Perhaps all human morality had its origin in the tremendous excitement that seized primitive man when he discovered measure and measuring, scales and weighing (for the word Man means "the measurer"— he wished to name himself after his greatest discovery)!  With these ideas they mounted into regions that are quite beyond all measuring and weighing, but did not appear to be so in the beginning.  

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