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Quote for the Week II

INDIGNATION AT THE GOODWILL OF OTHERS–We are mistaken as to the extent to which we think we are hated or feared; because though we ourselves know very well the extent of our divergence from a person, tendency, or party, those others know us only superficially, and therefore, only hate us superficially.  We often meet with goodwill which is inexplicable to us; but when we comprehend it, it shocks us, because it shows that we are not considered with sufficient seriousness or importance.

Human, All-Too-Human, Part I, Article 337, by Nietzsche; translated by Helen Zimmern