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Moral elegance

“True moral elegance consists in the art of disguising one’s victories as defeats.” Emil Cioran

11 thoughts on “Moral elegance

  1. Nope, that one goes too far, or at least I can’t see a situation where the quote would be helpful… I don’t mean to be obtuse, of course. I just don’t see how self-flaggelation is better than self-congratulation. They’re both bad.

    1. If I have to choose, I prefer self congratulation 😊
      Cioran is just saying when you are right, don’t be cocky. Being right or wrong is nothing to be proud or ashamed. We don’t have answers to the most important questions of life, what’s the meaning of life, what happens after we die, etc. So being right or wrong on other topics is nearly irrelevant.
      Well, this is this guy’s opinion 😉
      Enjoy the weekend!

      1. Oh, I got the nuance, I just thought the quote was a little over the top. It went too far for the sake of being quaint. Have an awesome weekend yourself!

      2. Maybe I went too far with this quote too 🙂
        Thank you!

  2. Thank you for reminding this great quote from my great compatriot.

    1. So glad you like it 😊
      Big hugs!

      1. You too <3

  3. Interesting quote. Your explanation though was helpful.

    1. Thank you so much 😊

  4. Place me among the doubters, chape. I do however, like to have a quote sometimes that makes me turn around and look twice. 😀

    1. This quote made me look twice 😅

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