Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

The question of place and climate is most closely related to the question of nutrition. Nobody is free to live everywhere; and whoever has to solve great problems that challenge all his strength actually has a very restricted choice in this matter. The influence of climate on our metabolism, its retardation, its acceleration, goes so far that a mistaken choice of place and climate can not only estrange a man from his task but can actually keep it from him: he never gets to see it.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. , pp. 281-282, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo, p. 240, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Vintage Books (1967). Ecce Homo, "Why I Am So Clever," section 2 (prepared for publication 1888, published posthumously 1908).
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