Quotation by E.M. Forster

He remained in the grip of a certain devil whom the modern world knows as self-consciousness, and whom the mediaeval, with dimmer vision, worshipped as asceticism.
E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879–1970), British novelist, essayist. A Room with a View, pt. II, ch. 8 (1908).

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