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"The man who only avoids the outward occasions of evil, but fails to uproot it in himself, will gain little advantage. Indeed, temptations will return upon him the sooner, and he will find himself in a worse state than before. Little by little and by patient endurance you will overcome them by God's help."
-The Imitation of Christ (Book One, Chapter 13), by Thomas a Kempis
"How great is the frailty of man, ever prone to evil! Today you confess your sins; tomorrow you again commit the very sins you have confessed! Now you resolve to guard against them, and within the hour you act as though you have never made any of them! ... [Remember,] we can easily lose by carelessness that which by God's grace and our own efforts we have worked hard to win."
-The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis (Book One, Chapter 22):
"Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life."