"Near our vineyard there was a pear tree laden with fruit that was not
attractive in either flavor or form. One night, when I [at the age of
sixteen] had played until dark on the sandlot with some other juvenile
delinquents, we went to shake that tree and carry off its fruit. From it
we carried off huge loads, not to feast on, but to throw to the pigs,
although we did eat a few ourselves. We did it just because it was
forbidden."
by:
Saint Augustine
[Augustine of Hippo (Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis)] (354-430) Bishop of Hippo Regius, philosopher and theologian
Source:
his book, Confessions (circa A.D. 398)
Rating:
Categories:
 
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
 -- Christopher      
 -- Tom G, Minneapolis MN      
 
Rate this quote!
How many stars?
0
1
2
3
4
5

 
What do YOU think?
Your name:
Your town:
    CLICK JUST ONCE!

More Quotations
Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
RSS Subscribe
Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

© 1998-2017 Liberty-Tree.ca