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In the #metoo age it is refreshing to read the honesty that both German and Russian 18th century authors had and their appreciation for the true state of human nature. Neitzsche blows apart the concept of equality through a few choice thoughts and appreciations.
I don't know if it's the translation from German, the period in which the book was written it or simply my lack of intellect but it feels like a mission to try and understand what the authors oddly constructed sentences mean.
Difficult, unenjoyable and uninteresting. Given 2 stars as it might be that I just "don't get it".
290. Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood. The latter perhaps wounds his vanity; but the former wounds his heart, his sympathy, which always says: “Ah, why would you also have as hard a time of it as I have?”