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used in The Magic Mountain

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  • And as for the degradation of man, its history coincides exactly with the rise of the bourgeois spirit.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (37% in)
  • Love of humankind, nothing more, and so it, too, was political, it, too, was a rebellion against everything that had soiled and degraded the ideal of humanity.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (87% in)
  • It is a piercing pain that has something degrading about it, as does all pain, and is such a shock to the nervous system that it takes one's breath away and can make a grown man weep bitter tears.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (43% in)
  • You know yourself, of course, that the only intellectual protest against nature that can be called honorable is one that keeps in mind the dignity and beauty of man and never one that, even if it does not aim at man's degradation and debasement, nevertheless accomplishes just that.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (36% in)
  • The Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the teachings of nineteenth-century science and economics have omitted nothing, absolutely nothing, that seemed even vaguely useful for furthering such degradation, beginning with modern astronomy—which turned the focal point of the universe, that sublime arena where God and Satan struggled to possess the creature whom they both ardently coveted, into an unimportant little planet, and, for now at least, has put an end to man's grand position in...
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (38% in)

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