Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

To become wise you have to want to experience certain experiences, and so to run into their open jaws. This is very dangerous, to be sure; many a "wise man" has been eaten up in doing so.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 687, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 298, "From the Practice of the Wise Man," (1880).
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