Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

The ascetic makes a necessity out of virtue.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 84, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "On the History of Moral Sentiments," aphorism 76, "The Ascetic," (1878).

Nietzsche's aus der Tugend eine Not machen inverts the traditional adage about making a virtue out of necessity but unfortunately loses its point (which depends on Not meaning both "necessity" and "misery") in translation.
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