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| “The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison.”|
Paul Gauguin quotes (French painter, printmaker, and sculptor, 1848-1903)
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distressing synonyms: deplorable, disturbing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sadder, saddest, sorrier, sorriest, sorry, troubling, worries, worrisome, worrying.