Quotation by E.M. Cioran

You are done for—a living dead man—not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the "mystery" of life. Not for nothing is hatred still the best tonic ever discovered, for which any organism, however feeble, has a tolerance.
E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Romanian–born French philosopher. "Strangled Thoughts," sect. 1, The New Gods (1969, trans. 1974).
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