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Augustine of Hippo

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Biography - Augustine of Hippo:

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

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.




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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 !

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.




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