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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 10/15/1884
Date of Death: 08/25/1900


 

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes > Live in danger. Build your...

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Live in danger. Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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