Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Usually he has no thoughts—but as an exception to this rule sometimes nasty thoughts occur to him.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 506, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 203, "Hic niger est," (1882).

The Latin expression hic niger est ("this man is black") is an allusion to Horace's Satires 1.4.85.
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