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166. Studiousness

1. Studiousness is the virtue which disposes a person toapply his mind for the purpose of acquiring and extendingknowledge.

2. The virtue of studiousness is a part of thevirtue of temperance. For it is the function of temperance tomoderate appetite, to prevent excess, in the use of material goods.In reference to the spiritual appetite for knowledge, studiousnesshas this temperance-function of moderating desire and preventingexcess. The tie-up of studiousness with temperance is effectedthrough the virtue of modesty (See above, q. 160).

"Lord, here burn, here cut, and dry up in me all that hinders me from going to You, that You may spare me in eternity."
St Louis Bertrand

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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