Friedrich Nietzsche quote about stupidity from Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Full of clattering buffoons is the market-place,—and the people glory in their great men! These are for them the masters of the hour.
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Full of clattering buffoons is the market-place,—and the people glory in their great men! These are for them the masters of the hour.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891). copy citation

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Author Friedrich Nietzsche
Source Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Topic stupidity obedience
Date 1891
Language English
Reference
Note Translated By Thomas Common
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1998/1998-h/1998-h.htm

Context

“And blood is counted by him as the best of all arguments.
A truth which only glideth into fine ears, he calleth falsehood and trumpery. Verily, he believeth only in Gods that make a great noise in the world!
Full of clattering buffoons is the market-place,—and the people glory in their great men! These are for them the masters of the hour.
But the hour presseth them; so they press thee. And also from thee they want Yea or Nay. Alas! thou wouldst set thy chair betwixt For and Against?
On account of those absolute and impatient ones, be not jealous, thou lover of truth!” source

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