It was through her renunciation that he had grown so strong, so pure, so good.
She had wept only in the struggle of obedience and the renunciation of passion.
The renunciation, the conquest of sex—it is this that must be gained.
He talked of renunciation, but it was with an anguish so keen as to make me wince for him who felt it.
There is no halt to be looked for, no tranquillity ...