Saint Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on enemies, imagination, thinking, and vanity

Imagine the vanity of thinking that your enemy can do you more damage than your enmity.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on peace, purpose, and war

The purpose of all war is peace.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on eternity, knowledge, and wisdom

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

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.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on angels, devil, humility, men, and pride

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on injustice, justice, and punishment

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on purity

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

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on beauty, blindness, love, peace, and praise

Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold, Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee. Thou was with me when I was not with Thee. Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness. Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace. For Thyself Thou hast made us, and restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease. Late have I loved Thee, Thou Beauty ever old and ever new. Thou hast burst my bonds asunder; unto Thee will I offer up an offering of praise.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Confessions

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