The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Book 10

Chapter I
In God alone is the hope and joy of man.
Chapter II
That all things are manifest to God. That confession unto him is not made by the words of the flesh, but of the soul, and the cry of reflection.
Chapter III
He who confesseth rightly unto God best knoweth himself.
Chapter IV
That in his confessions he may do good, he considers others.
Chapter V
That man knoweth not himself wholly.
Chapter VI
The love of God, in his nature superior to all creatures, is acquired by the knowledge of the senses and the exercise of reason.
Chapter VII
That God is to be found neither from the powers of the body nor of the soul.
Chapter VIII
Of the nature and the amazing power of memory.
Chapter IX
Not only things, but also literature and images, are taken from the memory, and are brought forth by the act of remembering.
Chapter X
Literature is not introduced to the memory through the senses, but is brought forth from its more secret places.
Chapter XI
What it is to learn and to think.
Chapter XII
on the recollection of things mathematical.
Chapter XIII
Memory retains all things.
Chapter XIV
Concerning the manner in which joy and sadness may be brought back to the mind and memory.
Chapter XV
In memory there are also images of things which are absent.
Chapter XVI
The privation of memory is forgetfulness.
Chapter XVII
God cannot be attained unto by the power of memory, which beasts and birds possess.
Chapter XVIII
A thing when lost could not be found unless it were retained in the memory.
Chapter XIX
What it is to remember.
Chapter XX
We should not seek for God and the Happy life unless we had known it.
Chapter XXI
How a happy life may be retained in the memory.
Chapter XXII
A happy life is to rejoice in God, and for God.
Chapter XXIII
All wish to rejoice in the truth.
Chapter XXIV
He who finds truth, finds God.
Chapter XXV
He is glad that God dwells in his memory.
Chapter XXVI
God everywhere answers those who take counsel of him.
Chapter XXVII
He grieves that he was so long without God.
Chapter XXVIII
On the misery of human life.
Chapter XXIX
All hope is in the mercy of God.
Chapter XXX
Of the perverse images of dreams, which he wishes to have taken away.
Chapter XXXI
About to speak of the temptations of the lust of the flesh, he first complains of the lust of eating and drinking.
Chapter XXXII
Of the charms of perfumes which are more easily overcome.
Chapter XXXIII
He Overcame the pleasures of the ear, although in the church he frequently delighted in the song, not in the thing sung.
Chapter XXXIV
Of the very dangerous allurements of the eyes; on account of beauty of form, God, the creator, is to be praised.
Chapter XXXV
Another kind of temptation is curiosity, which is stimulated by the lust of the eyes.
Chapter XXXVI
A third kind is "pride," which is pleasing to man, not to God.
Chapter XXXVII
He is forcibly goaded on by the love of praise.
Vain-glory is the highest danger.
Chapter XXXIX
Of the vice of those who, while pleasing themselves, displease God.
Chapter XL
The only safe resting-place for the soul is to be found in God.
Chapter XLI
Having conquered his triple desire, he arrives at salvation.
Chapter XLII
In what manner many sought the mediator.
Chapter XLIII
That Jesus Christ, at the same time God and man, is the true and most efficacious mediator.

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