On Ambition

“Tell me, I ask you, where will we get by all these labors of ours? What are we seeking for? To what purpose do we serve in office? What higher ambition can we have at court than to become friends of the emperor? In such a position what is there that is not fragile and full of peril? When will we get there? But to become God’s friend, if I wish it, see, I become one here and now.”

– quoted in Augustine’s Confessions

Author: attycortes

Filipino lawyer, preacher, composer.

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