Choose a topic from Part 2B:

131. Ambition

1. Desire for honors is good when it includes recognitionthat what is truly honorable is from God, and that the honor itselfis ultimately to be referred to God. Now, the desire for honorswhich a man wishes for himself without referring them to God, issinful ambition.

2. Sinful ambition is opposed to the virtue ofmagnanimity, because the desire or love of honors, whichmagnanimity regulates, is manifested without regulation inambition.

"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"
Thomas á Kempis

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