St. Clement of Alexandria on the Primacy of Peter

"Nor does the kingdom of heaven belong to sleepers and sluggards, ‘but the violent take it by force’ (Mt. 11:12). Therefore on hearing those words, the blessed Peter, the chosen, the pre-eminent, the first of the disciples, for whom alone and Himself the Saviour paid tribute, quickly seized and comprehended the saying. And what does he say? ‘Lo, we have left all and followed Thee’ (Who is the rich man that shall be saved?, c. 180 AD)

image from the 'Public domain' via wikimedia commons {PD-old-70}.Clement of Alexandira. Andre Thevet