"… ‘So long as one always lays the blame on others one still belongs to the mob, when one always assumes responsibility oneself one is on the path of wisdom; but the wise man blames no one, neither himself nor others.’ — Who says this? — Epictetus, eighteen hundred years ago. — It was heard but forgotten. — No, it was not heard and forgotten: not everything gets forgotten. But there was lacking an ear for it, the ear of Epictetus. — So did he say it into his own ear? — Yes, that is how it is: wisdom is the whispering of the solitary to himself in the crowded marketplace… ."

Friedrich Nietzsche. The missing ear. 386. Assorted Opinions And Maxims. Human, All Too Human. 
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"… ‘So long as one always lays the blame on others one still belongs to the mob, when one always assumes responsibility oneself one is on the path of wisdom; but the wise man blames no one, neither himself nor others.’ — Who says this? — Epictetus, eighteen hundred years ago. — It was heard but forgotten. — No, it was not heard and forgotten: not everything gets forgotten. But there was lacking an ear for it, the ear of Epictetus. — So did he say it into his own ear? — Yes, that is how it is: wisdom is the whispering of the solitary to himself in the crowded marketplace… ."
Friedrich Nietzsche. The missing ear. 386. Assorted Opinions And Maxims. Human, All Too Human. 
2 years ago
#Nietzsche #Epictetus