Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

When his book opens its mouth, the author must shut his.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 436, 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. 73, ed. Oscar Levy, New York, Russell and Russell (1964). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 140, "Shutting His Mouth," (1879).
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