Saint Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on faith, believe, seeing, and vision

Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on purity and religion

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

The measure of love is love without measure.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on life

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"The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page."

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

Do you wise to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on mountains, people, travel, and wonder

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on companions, patience, and wisdom

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on nature, reason, and world

When all is said and done, is there any more wonderful sight, any moment when man's reason is nearer to some sort of contact with the nature of the world than the sowing of seeds, the planting of cuttings, the transplanting of shrubs or the grafting of slips.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on belief, church, earth, failure, familiarity, fatherhood, men, observation, opposites, saints, theory, water, and world

Though he avoided outright endorsement of the view, fifth-century Church Father Saint Augustine was clearly familiar with the theory of the spherical earth: "They [those who believe that "there are men on the other side of the earth"] fail to observe that even if the world is held to be global or rounded in shape, or if some process of reasoning should prove this to be the case, it would still not necessarily follow that the land on the opposite side is not covered by masses of water."

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The City of God, 426 A.D.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on heaven, sons, and time

Thy word remaineth for ever, which word now appeareth unto us in the riddle of the clouds, and through the mirror of the heavens, not as it is: because that even we, though the well beloved of thy Son, yet it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. He looked through the lattice of our flesh and he spake us fair, yea, he set us on fire, and we hasten on his scent. But when he shall appear, then shall we be like him, for we shall see him as he is: as he is, Lord, will our sight be, though the time be not yet.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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