There Is A Price We Must Pay

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There are some who wish to be humble, but without being despised, who wish to be happy with their lot, but without being needy, who wish to be chaste, without mortifying the body, to be patient without suffering.  They want both to acquire virtues and to avoid the sacrifices those virtues involve; they are like soldiers who flee the battlefield and try to win the war from the comfort of the city. - St. Gregory the Great