Saturday, June 20, 2015


Mortification of the Flesh

St. Paul, Romans 8.13:
If ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), "Counsels of Imperfection," Notebooks, edd. Geoffrey Keynes and Brian Hill (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1951), p. 258:
To kill self by too much mortification of the flesh is but another, more cruel, and more despicable kind of suicide.

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