Be not of those loitering, misty, muddy minds that want to see how far their evil thoughts will carry them, that want to analyze them, that pause only when the case becomes grave, and that rouse them- selves only after being wounded. Refined souls perceive the evil at its first appearance. When a thought goes so far as to creep into your mind, you are already conquered. Some want to know how it will turn out, they want to enjoy it just a little. The whole of it? Oh, no, but only the least bit of it, like one who would not dishonor herself, but who would allow herself to be flattered, who would like to know how far she is loved, — she is already lost!
--St. Peter Julian Eymard