Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher. "Expeditions of an Untimely Man," aph. 38, Twilight of the Idols (1889).
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