Saint Augustine Quotes (200 quotes)
“The world is a great book, of which they that never stir from home read only a page.”
As quoted in Select Proverbs of All Nations by Thomas Fielding (John Wade), 1824, p. 216.
De Civitate Dei (The City of God), Book XIV, Adam's Sin
“Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new! Late have I loved you! And, behold, you were within me, and I out of myself, and there I searched for you.”
In Latin: "Sero te amavi, pulchritudo tam antiqua et tam nova, sero te amavi! et ecce intus eras et ego foris, et ibi te quaerebam." - Confessions (c. 397)
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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.
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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”