“Nature has a relish for knowing secrets and hearing news. It wishes to appear abroad and to have many sense experiences. It wishes to be known to do things for which it will be praised and admired. But grace does not care to hear news or curious matter, because all this arises from the old corruption of man, since there is nothing new, nothing lasting on earth.“
Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.