Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Yet for all that, there is nothing in me of a founder of a religion—religions are affairs of the rabble; I find it necessary to wash my hands after I have come into contact with religious people.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 365, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo, p. 326, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Vintage Books (1967). Ecce Homo, "Why I Am a Destiny," section 1 (prepared for publication 1888, published posthumously 1908).

A self-assessment appearing in Nietzsche's spiritual autobiography.
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