Friedrich Nietzsche quote about hiding from Beyond Good and Evil - To talk much about oneself may also be a means of concealing oneself.
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To talk much about oneself may also be a means of concealing oneself.

 Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (1886). copy citation

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

Context

“One may indeed lie with the mouth; but with the accompanying grimace one nevertheless tells the truth.
167. To vigorous men intimacy is a matter of shame—and something precious.
168. Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.
169. To talk much about oneself may also be a means of concealing oneself.
170. In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
171. Pity has an almost ludicrous effect on a man of knowledge, like tender hands on a Cyclops.
172. One occasionally embraces some one or other, out of love to mankind (because one cannot embrace all); but this is what one must never confess to the individual.” source

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