Only one thing matters: learning to be the loser
☛ The Trouble With Being Born, Emil M. Cioran, trans. Richard Howard, New York: Arcade Publishing,  1976, p. 121.
The book De l’inconvénient d’être né was first published in 1973, and later included in Oeuvres (Paris: Gallimard, coll. Quarto, 1995), where the aphorism above appears on p. 1346:
Une seule chose importe : apprendre à être perdant.
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