Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is—a vice?
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werk: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 59, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 1 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889.

An allusion to the German proverb, "Idleness is the beginning of all vices."
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