„Give me chastity and continence, but not right now.“

—  Augustinus von Hippo, buch Confessions

VIII, 7
Confessions (c. 397)
Original: (la) At ego adulescens miser ualde, miser in exordio ipsius adulescentiae, etiam petieram a te castitatem et dixeram, 'Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo.
Kontext: As a youth I prayed, "Give me chastity and continence, but not right now."

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