Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

What does your conscience say?—"You must become who it is that you are."
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 519, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 270 (1882).

A recurrent theme in Nietzsche's writings which derives from Pindar's Pythian Odes (2.73) and supplies the subtitle of his own spiritual autobiography, Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is (prepared for publication 1888, published posthumously 1908).
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