A Quote by Jonathon Edwards on evil and study


When I am violently beset with temptations, or cannot rid myself of evil thoughts, [I resolve] to do some Arithmetic, or Geometry, or some other study, which necessarily engages all my thoughts, and unavoidably keeps them from wandering.

Jonathon Edwards (1703 - 1758)

Source: T. Mallon A Book of One's Own. Ticknor & Fields, New York, 1984, p. 106-107.

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