Aphorism and the sentence, in which I, as the foremost among the Germans, am master, are the forms of “eternity;” my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book, – what every one else does not say in a book…[Der Aphorismus, die Sentenz, in denen ich als der Erste unter Deutschen Meister bin, sind die Formen der “Ewigkeit”; mein Ehrgeiz ist, in zehn Sätzen zu sagen, was jeder Andre in einem Buche sagt, – was jeder Andre in einem Buche nicht sagt…]

Source:(Dover Publications, ed. 2004), Roving Expeditions of an Inopportune Philosopher, Section 51, Page 69
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