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Augustine of Hippo

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Biography : Christian theologian and philosopher.
Born: 354 - Died: 430
Period:
5th century
4th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Augustine of Hippo - De patientia  






Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Augustine of Hippo  






Love, and do what you will.
Augustine of Hippo - Homilies on the First Epistle of John  



Love, and do what you will.

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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions  






Custom is second nature.
Augustine of Hippo  






What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions  






The time present of things past is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience; the time present of things future is expectation.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions  






The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave.
Augustine of Hippo  






The light, queen of colours.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions  



The light, queen of colours.

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For if I am deceived, I am.
Augustine of Hippo - The City of God  






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






There is something in man that even the spirit of man does not know.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions  






Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Augustine of Hippo






What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Augustine of Hippo






Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
Augustine of Hippo






The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Augustine of Hippo






Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need the remainder is needed by others.
Augustine of Hippo






It was pride that changed angels into devils it is humility that makes men as angels.
Augustine of Hippo






Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Augustine of Hippo






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






Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Augustine of Hippo






God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
Augustine of Hippo






The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Augustine of Hippo






God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
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Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
Augustine of Hippo






The purpose of all wars, is peace.
Augustine of Hippo






Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
Augustine of Hippo






My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Augustine of Hippo






Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
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