Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it.... Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty—he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world—alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher. "Expeditions of an Untimely Man," aph. 19, Twilight of the Idols (1889).
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