Confessions

by: St. Augustine

Book X

1

My good deeds are your acts and your gifts; my evil ones are my own faults and your judgment.

2

But look, it is from my memory that I produce it when I say that there are four basic emotions of the mind: desire, joy, fear, sadness.

3

Great is the power of memory. It is a true marvel, my god, a profound and infinite multiplicity! And this is the mind, and this I myself am. What, then, am I, my god? Of what nature am I?

4

All wish for this happy life; all wish for this life which is the only happy one; joy in the truth is what all men wish.