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11 Famous Quotes by E. M. Cioran

Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.

Melancholy Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.

Dreams Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster.

Fanaticism Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more chances of saving himself by hell than by paradise.

History Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.

Books and reading Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.

Death / immortality Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.

Melancholy Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there. - The Tempation to Exist.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by E. M. Cioran

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