Cowards

«Nietzsche published his book, and was at once pronounced crazy by the world – by a world which included tens of thousands of bright, sane men who believed exactly as Nietzsche believed but concealed the fact and scoffed at Nietzsche. What a coward every man is! and how surely he will find it out if he will just let other people alone and sit down and examine himself. The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.»

– Mark Twain, “Mark Twain in Eruption – About man and events”, 4 September 1907.

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