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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Calumny.  If we begin to trace to its source a real scandalous misrepresentation, we shall rarely look for its origin in our honourable and straightforward enemies; for if they invented anything of the sort about us, they, as being our enemies, would gain no credence.  Those, however, to whom for a time we have been most useful, but who, from some reason or other, may be secretly sure that they will obtain no more from us — such persons are in a position to start the ball of slander rolling.  They gain credence, firstly, because it is assumed that they would invent nothing likely to do them damage; secondly, because they have learnt to know us intimately.  As a consolation, the much slandered man may say to himself: Calumnies are diseases of others that break out in your body.  They prove that Society is a (moral) organism, so that you can prescribe to yourself the cure that will in the end be useful to others.  

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