“Praise of Aphorisms” — Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche. From Mixed Opinions and Maxims:

(168) Praise of aphorisms.— A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time and is not consumed by all millennia, although it serves every time for nourishment: this it is the great paradox of literature, the intransitory amid the changing, the food that always remains esteemed, like salt, and never loses its savor, as even that does.

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