The vanity of others is only counter to our taste when it is counter to our vanity.

Nietzsche

Ye Utilitarians–ye, too, love the UTILE only as a VEHICLE for your inclinations,–ye, too, really find the noise of its wheels insupportable! One loves ultimately one’s desires, not the thing desired. The vanity of others is only counter to our taste when it is counter to our vanity. With regard to what “truthfulness” is, perhaps nobody has ever been sufficiently truthful. One does not believe in the follies of clever men: what a forfeiture of the rights of man!

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