"Evil men have no songs."MHow is it then that the Russians have songs?
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 62, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 22 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).
The adage derives from Johann Gottfried Seume's poem, "Songs.")