Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

A letter is an unannounced visit, and the postman is the intermediary of impolite surprises. Every week we ought to have one hour for receiving letters, and then go and take a bath.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 665, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, part II, Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, trans. by Paul V. Cohn, in The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, vol. 7, p. 322, ed. Oscar Levy, New York, Russell and Russell (1964). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 261, "Letters," (1880).
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