Augustine ( 354 - 430 )

Saint Augustine of Hippo was a North African Christian religious leader. He is famous for two major works - Confessions and twenty-two-volume City of God.

  • He that is not jealous is not in love.
  • To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
- On the Good of Marriage
  • Give me chastity and consistency, but not yet.
- Confessions
  • Where, my God, where, Oh Lord, where or when was I,
Your servant , innocent ?
- Confessions
  • 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.
- Confessions
  • The desire for fame tempts even noble minds.
- The City of God
  • Hear the other side.
- De Duabus Animabus
  • The greatest evil is physical pain.
- Soliloquies
  • The great good is wisdom.
- Soliloquies

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