Saint Augustine Quotes (200 quotes)
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”
Variant: "You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility." - Sermon 19:2 on the New Testament
Augustine of Hippo, Selected Writings (1984 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809125739
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSaint Augustine
Born: November 13, 354
Died: August 28, 430 (aged 75)
Bio: Augustine of Hippo, also known as Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Austin, St. Augoustinos, 'St. Augustin', Blessed Augustine, or St. Augustine the Blessed, was Bishop of Hippo Regius. He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa and generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times.