Both shared an asceticism and intellectualism, encouraged by the Jesuits.
Indeed, I believe some asceticism of soul to be a condition of all really great poetry.
asceticism does not aim at a harmonious development and never could produce it.
He was even pious at times, and like all debauchees had periods of asceticism.
But in the asceticism of the few there is also a limit beyond which one should not go.
It cannot elevate and change us without mortifying our lower nature:—here is the principle of asceticism.
The music of Bach is directly aimed against the doctrine of asceticism.
All this time religion was in abeyance, and only a weak echo of piety and asceticism remained.
asceticism has no place in this religion; everything in it is bright and sensible.
Not asceticism, but enjoyment develops best the faculties of man.
An austere, simple way of life in which persons renounce material pleasures and devote their energy to moral or religious purpose.