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"I did not love you and I went away from you in fornication: and all aroudn me in my fornication echoed applauding cries, well done! well done! for the friendship of this world is fornication against thee: and the world cries Well done! Well done!"
St. Augustine
Confessions
"I make no accusation against the words, which in themselves are choice and precious vessels, but against the wine of error that is in them, and is pured out to us by teachers already drunken with it"
St. Augustine
Confessions
"I stole from my parents cellar and table, sometimes because I was gluttonous myself, sometimes to have something to give other boys in exchange for implements of play which they were prepared to sell although they loved them as much as I.
St. Augustine
Confessions
"Even in games, when I was clearly outplayed I tried to win by cheating, form the vain desire for first plcae. At teh same time I was indignant and argued furiously when I caught anyone doing the very things that I had done to others. When I was caught myself, I would fly into a rage rather than give way."
St. Augustine
Confessions
"Is this boyhood innocence? It is not, Lord. I cry thy mercy, O my God Yet as we leave behind tutors and masters and nuts and balls and bird and come to dreal with prefects and kings and the getting of gold and estates and slaves...."
St. Augustine
Confessions
"Arrived now at adolescence I burned for all the satisfactions of hell, and I sank to the animal in a succession of dark lusts; my beauty consumed away, and I stank in Thine eyes, yet was pleasing in my own and anxious to please the eyes of men"
St. Augustine
Confessions
"I had grown deaf from the clanking of the chain of my mortality, the punishment for the pride of my soul; and I departed further from You, and You left me to myself; and I was tossed about and wasted and poured out and boiling over in my fornications: and you were silent, P my late-won Joy."
St. Augustine
Confessions
"Yet I chose to steal, and not because want drove me to it - unless a want of justice and contempt for it and an excess of iniquity. For I stole things which I already had in plenty and of better quality...only to be wicked"
St. Augustine
Confessions
"If I had liked the pears that I stole and wanted to enjoy eating them, I might have committed the offense alone, if that had been sufficient, to get me te pleasure I wanted; I should not have needed to inflame the itch of my desires by running against accomplices. But since the pleasure I got was not in the pears, it must have been in the crime itself. and put there by the companionship of others sinning with me."
St. Augustine
Confessions
"So you have ordained it and so it is that every disorder of the soul is its own punishment"
St. Augustine
Confessions
"What would that imaginary brood o Darkness, which the Manichees were wont to set up as an opposing substance, have done against you in you had refused to fight with it? For if the answer was that it would have done you some damage, that would have been to make you violable and subject to corruption....show no reasons for your fighting with it..."
St. Augustine
Confessions
"To you, then evil utterly is not- and not only to you, but to your whole creation likewise, evil is not: because there is nothing over and above your creation that could break in or derange the order that you imposed upon it."
St. Augustine
Confessions
Hierarchy of Goods
God, Truth, God's Law
Human Souls
Human Bodies
Animals
Material things