My will was perverse and lust had grown from it, and when I gave in to lust habit was born, and when I did not resist the habit it became anecessity. These were the links which together formed what I have called my chain, and it held me fast in the duress of servitude.

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, saint [b. Aurelius Augustinus]
Confessions, 8.5 (AD 400?) [tr. Pine-Coffin (1961)]
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