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Quotation by E.M. Cioran
Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent—unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it—we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.
E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian–born-French philosopher. The Temptation to Exist, title essay (1956).
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