The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

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Copied Clark Richert, "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1963, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.249

Artwork Details

Title
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Date
1963
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
72 3859 78 in. (183.9152.1 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Container Corporation of America
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory — other — thought
  • Figure group
  • Allegory — quality — deceit
Object Number
1984.124.249