Sunday, 13 April 2008

Augustine Gem # 2

"I was struggling to reach you but you thrust me back so that I knew the taste of death. For you thwart the proud. And what greater pride could there be to assert, as I did in my strange madness, that by nature I was what you are? I was changeable, and I knew it; for if I wanted to be a learned man, it could only mean that I wanted to be better than I was."

Confessiones, Book IV, 15

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