Strangers to Ourselves

Make-up mirrorHugh Binning, Works, p. 108:

The one half of true religion consists in the knowledge of ourselves, the other half in the knowledge of God; and whatever besides this men study to know and apply their hearts unto, it is vain and impertinent, and like meddling in other men’s matters, neglecting our own, if we do not give our minds to the search of these. All of us must needs grant this in the general, that it is an idle and unprofitable wandering abroad, to be carried forth to the knowledge and use of other things, and in the mean time to be strangers to ourselves, with whom we should be most acquainted.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/89003-The-knowledge-of-ourselves, Comment #1

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