Saint Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on abstinence and moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on anger

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Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Sermons 58

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on good and life

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If we live good lives, the times are good. As we are, such are the times.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on beauty and love

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on christianity, danger, devil, emptiness, existence, good, hell, prophets, and spirit

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: DeGenesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37 [Note: mathematician = astrologer]

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on chastity

Give me chastity and continency, but do not give it yet.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Confessions

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on curiosity, discipline, and value

Free curiosity is of more value than harsh discipline.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on certainty, consequences, death, force, kindness, life, needs, and time

Of this I am certain, that no one has ever died who was not destined to die some time. Now the end of life puts the longest life on a par with the shortest. . . . And of what consequence is it what kind of death puts an end to life, since he who has died once is not forced to go through the same ordeal a second time? They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The City of God

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