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The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; read more

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.

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No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the read more

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.

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

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

by E. M. Cioran Found in: Dreams Quotes,
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A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.

A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.

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Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more read more

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.

by E. M. Cioran Found in: History Quotes,
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Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.

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

by E. M. Cioran Found in: Melancholy Quotes,
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Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.

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

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Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to read more

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.

by E. M. Cioran Found in: Melancholy Quotes,
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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 read more

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

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

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

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