Saint Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on earth, god, sons, and suffering

God had one Son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on danger, devil, existence, hell, and spirit

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. -- St. Augustine

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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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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