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.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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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.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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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.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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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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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on god, love, praise, and soul

If bodies please thee, praise God on occasion of them, and turn back thy love upon their Maker; lest in these things which please thee, thou displease. If souls please thee, be they loved in God: for they too are mutable, but in Him they are firmly established.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on god, work, and world

Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The City of God.

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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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