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Quotation by E.M. Cioran
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.
E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian–born French philosopher. "On the Verge of Existence," Anathemas and Admirations (1986).
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