Aurelius August

[Augustine of Hippo]

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Augustine of Hippo (Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as St Augustine, St Austin, or St Augoustinos, was a Father of the Church whose writings are considered very influential in the development of Western Christianity and philosophy. He was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria) of the Roman province of Africa.

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  • ''Ignorance itself is without a doubt a sin for those who do not wish to understand; for those who, however, cannot understand, it is the punishment of sin.''
    St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. Epistulae, 194, 6, 27.
  • ''Faith therefore is to believe that which you do not see, truth is to see what you have believed.''
    St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. On the Gospel of John, XL, 9.
  • ''Understanding is the wages of faith.''
    St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. On the Gospel of John, XXIX, 6.
  • ''Keep on adding, keep on walking, keep on progressing: do not delay on the road, do not go back, do not deviate.''
    St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. Sermons, 169, 18.
  • ''We make a ladder for ourselves out of our vices when we trample them.''
    St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. Sermons, 176, 4.
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