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The ascetic makes a necessity out of virtue.
There is undoubtedly something religious about it: everyone believes that they are special, that they are chosen, that they have a ...
I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, an ...
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and ...
It is ... despair at the mutability of all created things that links the Artist and the Ascetic--a desire to purify and preserve-- ...
In every ascetic morality man prays to one part of himself as God, and to do so he finds it necessary to demonize the remaining pa ...
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the v ...
Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.
Oh, how much is today hidden by science! Oh, how much it is expected to hide!
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