It (= The church reform movement in the 11th century) impressed the laity, and greatly increased their reverence for the Church. ... Power dependent upon propaganda usually demands, as in this case, exceptional courage and self-sacrifice at the start; but when respect has been won by these qualities, they can be discarded, and the respect can be used as a means to worldly advancement. Then, in time, the respect decays, and the advantages which it had secured are lost.
Source: Power, 1938.
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