The man who is to be great is the one who can be the most solitary, the most hidden, the most deviant, the man beyond good and evil, lord of his virtues, a man lavishly endowed with will — this is precisely what greatness is to be called: it is able to be as much a totality as something multi-faceted, as wide as it is full.
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submitted by SylphofLight, August 24, 2014
From section 212 of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil:Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, first published in 1886.
This quote was added April 22, 2011.