Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

A book full of brilliance imparts some of it even to its opponents.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 444, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 160, "An Advantage for Opponents," (1879).

The German word Geist which is translated as "brilliance" here might also be translated as "spirit," "genius," "intelligence," or "wit."
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