logo
English German French
language
Augustine of Hippo

Quote of Augustine of Hippo - Men go abroad to wonder at...


Biography - Augustine of Hippo:

Christian theologian and philosopher.
Born: 354 - Died: 430
Period:
5th century
4th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria

Quote

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Les hommes s'en vont admirer les cimes des montagnes, les vagues énormes de la mer, le large cours des fleuves, les côtes de l'Océan, les révolutions des astres, et ils se détournent d'eux-mêmes !”
Augustin d'Hippone - Confessions

German
Die Menschen reisen in fremde Länder und staunen über die Höhe der Berge, die Gewalt der Meereswellen, die Länge der Flüsse, die Weite des Ozeans, das Wandern der Sterne; aber sie gehen ohne Staunen aneinander vorüber.”
Augustinus von Hippo - Confessiones (Bekenntnisse)




See also  

See also...



Quote
You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.”
Alan Watts

Quote
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson




Quotes

Quotes about oneself:



Quotes for: oneself

Quote
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde - Quotation of uncertain origin
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.”
Seneca - De Vita Beata
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote










Quotes

Augustine of Hippo also said...


Quote
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
Augustine of Hippo
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
Love, and do what you will.”
Augustine of Hippo - Homilies on the First Epistle of John
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
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
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
Augustine of Hippo
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
Custom is second nature.”
Augustine of Hippo
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
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
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote










info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com


info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).



logo

 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time.







Free | no spam