Nietzsche: There is a type higher than the “productive” man

friedrich-nietzscheQuiet fruitfulness. The born aristocrats of the spirit are not overeager; their creations blossom and fall from the trees on a quiet autumn evening, being neither rashly desired, not hastened on, nor supplanted by new things. The wish to create incessantly is vulgar, betraying jealousy, envy, and ambition. If one is something, one does not actually need to do anything—and nevertheless does a great deal. There is a type higher than the “productive” man.”                                                                                                    (Friedrich Nietzsche) 

Nietzsche, Friedrich. 1994. Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits. Cambridge University Press. (pp. 201-202; an aphorism #210, from the chapter “From the Soul of Artists and Writers”) // An open-access version of the book by another publisher

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