Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

The sensible author writes for no other posterity than his own—that is, for his age—so as to be able even then to take pleasure in himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 167, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, part II, Miscellaneous Maxims and Opinions, trans. by Paul V. Cohn, in The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, vol. 7, p. 83, ed. Oscar Levy, New York, Russell and Russell (1964). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 167, "Sibi Scribere," (1879).

The Latin expression sibi scribere which appears as the title means "to write for oneself."
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