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"No true satisfaction"

The story is told of two friends who, in their youth, were both the disciples of the same rebbe. 

In the course of time, one became a commissar in the Communist Party, while the other remained a God-fearing Jew. 

One day, they met, and the latter asked the commissar, "I wonder, does anything remain with you of all the years that we studied together?" 

The commissar replied: "Sinning. I sin a lot, but I get no true satisfaction from it.” 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Opening the Tanya by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz