“Forbid it, O Lord, put it far from the heart of thy
servant, who confesses to thee — far be it from me to think I am
happy because of any and all the joy I have. For there is a joy
not granted to the wicked but only to those who worship thee
thankfully — and this joy thou thyself art. The happy life is
this — to rejoice to thee, in thee, and for thee. This it is and
there is no other. But those who think there is another follow
after other joys, and not the true one. But their will is still
not moved except by some image or shadow of joy.” – – Augustine


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