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Man sollte alle Tage wenigstens ein kleines Lied hören, ein gutes Gedicht lesen, ein treffliches Gemälde sehen und, wenn es möglich zu machen wäre, ein vernünftiges Wort sprechen.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Si le viol, le poison, le poignard, l’incendie,
N’ont pas encor brodé de leurs plaisants dessins
Le canevas banal de nos piteux destins,
C’est que notre âme, hélas! n’est pas assez hardie.

– “Au Lecteur”
Charles Baudelaire

There is no reincarnation and no person can speak knowledgeably about the existence of an afterlife. The enlightened (and enlightenment-seeking) soul is, therefore, compelled to extract all it can from this life. Decadent Set is dedicated to promulgating and enabling the noble and eternal need of every truly human being to live life to the fullest – to become aware of the beauty of the world and to understand our place in it.

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“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

– “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
John Keats


Put simply, the beautiful is the world communicating its deepest truths to individuals through the senses.


The universe displays its beauty and elegance to humans most profoundly and explicitly when we prepare our intellects for it.


There is no point in pursuing anything of value if we cannot share it with others. This is the genesis of culture.



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