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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
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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Love, and do what you will.
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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.
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Custom is second nature.
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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.
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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.
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The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave.
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The light, queen of colours.
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The light, queen of colours.

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For if I am deceived, I am.
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To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
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There is something in man that even the spirit of man does not know.
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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
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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.
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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.
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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need the remainder is needed by others.
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It was pride that changed angels into devils it is humility that makes men as angels.
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Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
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O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
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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.
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
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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.
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The purpose of all wars, is peace.
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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.
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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.
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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
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