Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotes

The playthings of our elders are called business.

In the Old Testament the New lies hidden, in the New Testament the Old is laid open.

Wonderful is the depth of thy words, whose surface is before us, gently leading on the little ones: and yet a wonderful deepness, O my God, a wonderful deepness. It is awe to look into it; even an awfulness of honour, and a trembling of love.

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayst believe, but believe that thou mayst understand.

God chooses us, not because we believe, but that we may believe.

Man cannot believe otherwise than of his own free will.

We believe in order to know.

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

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

As to the fable that there are Antipodes, that is to say, men on the opposite side of the earth where the sun rises when it sets to us, men who walk with their feet opposite ours, that is on no ground credible. Even if some unknown landmass is there, and not just ocean, there […]