Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this naïveté, which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating man—and with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 124, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); The Portable Nietzsche, p. 526, trans. and ed. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Viking Penguin (1954). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 20 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).
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