Friedrich Nietzsche quote about philosophy from Twilight of the Idols - Aristotle says that in order to live alone, a man must be either an animal or a god. The third alternative is lacking: a man must be both—a philosopher.
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Aristotle says that in order to live alone, a man must be either an animal or a god. The third alternative is lacking: a man must be both—a philosopher.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (1889). copy citation

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Author Friedrich Nietzsche
Source Twilight of the Idols
Topic philosophy loneliness
Date 1889
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Anthony M. Ludovici
Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/52263/52263-h/52263-h.htm

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“[Pg 1] MAXIMS AND MISSILES 1 Idleness is the parent of all psychology. What? Is psychology then a—vice?
2 Even the pluckiest among us has but seldom the courage of what he really knows. 3 Aristotle says that in order to live alone, a man must be either an animal or a god. The third alternative is lacking: a man must be both—a philosopher.
4 "All truth is simple." —Is not this a double lie?
5 Once for all I wish to be blind to many things.—Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. 6 A man recovers best from his exceptional nature—his intellectuality—by giving his animal instincts a chance.” source

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