Authors - Augustine of Hippo
Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 - August 28, 430), also known as St. Augustine was Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. - Wikipedia
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
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.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
The argument is at an end.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
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.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Sin is its own punishment.
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined.
I was in love with loving.
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.
God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one; but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Never judge a philosophy by its abuse.
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.