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Saint Augustine



    Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

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    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.

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    O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

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    Love is the beauty of the soul.

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    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.

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    Patience is the companion of wisdom.

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    Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

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    In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

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    The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

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    We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain

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    I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!

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    I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

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    Did I wish even by stealth to do contrary to Thy law, because by power I could not, so that being a prisoner, I might mimic a maimed liberty by doing with impunity things unpermitted me, a darkened likeness of Thy Omnipotency?

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    When [men] go to war, what they want is to impose on their enemies the victor's will and call it peace.

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    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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    Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men.

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