“Value of Honest Books” — Nietzsche

by Biblioklept

Friedrich Nietzsche. From Mixed Opinions and Maxims:

(145) Value of honest books.—Honest books make the reader honest, at least by luring into the open his hatred and aversion which his sly prudence otherwise knows how to conceal best. But against a book one lets oneself go, even if one is very reserved toward people.

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