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A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
God
E. M. Cioran

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Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.
Consciousness
E. M. Cioran

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Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Critics and Criticism
E. M. Cioran

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Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.
Frustration
E. M. Cioran

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God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays.
God
E. M. Cioran

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Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.
Martyrdom
E. M. Cioran

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If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
Self-image
E. M. Cioran

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It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
Suicide
E. M. Cioran

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Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
Music
E. M. Cioran

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No one can keep his grieves in their prime; they use themselves up.
Grief
E. M. Cioran

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Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.
Injustice
E. M. Cioran

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Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
Reason
E. M. Cioran

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Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
Speech
E. M. Cioran

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Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.
Procreation
E. M. Cioran

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The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.
Meaning of Life
E. M. Cioran

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The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.
Mind
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There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
Existence
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To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
Habit
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To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
Fame
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Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
Torture
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We derive our vitality from our store of madness.
Vitality
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What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
Tragedies
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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