Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

This is the fundamental idea of culture, insofar as it sets but one task for each of us: to further the production of the philosopher, of the artist, and of the saint within us and outside us, and thereby to work at the consummation of nature.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 1, p. 382, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Schopenhauer as Educator, p. 56, trans. by James W. Hillesheim and Malcolm R. Simpson, Chicago, Gateway Editions (1965). Schopenhauer as Educator, section 5 (1874).

Published as the third essay in Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations (1873-1876).
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