Friedrich Nietzsche quote about society from Beyond Good and Evil - Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
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Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (1886). copy citation

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Author Friedrich Nietzsche
Source Beyond Good and Evil
Topic society insanity individuality
Date 1886
Language English
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Note Translated by Helen Zimmern
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4363/4363-h/4363-h.htm

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“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.
155. The sense of the tragic increases and declines with sensuousness.
156. Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
157. The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night.
158. Not only our reason, but also our conscience, truckles to our strongest impulse—the tyrant in us.” source

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