Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

And so let my proposition be understood and pondered: history can be borne only by strong personalities, weak ones are utterly extinguished by it.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 1, p. 283, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Untimely Meditations, p. 86, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1983). On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life, section 5 (1874).

Published as the second essay of Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations (1873-1876).
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