Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:624) - Augustine of Hippo
There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:799) - Augustine of Hippo
If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:753) - Augustine of Hippo truth
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:627) - Augustine of Hippo
Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:950) - Augustine of Hippo moral
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:691) - Augustine of Hippo
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:615) - Augustine of Hippo
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:622) - Augustine of Hippo
In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:638) - Augustine of Hippo
Some people, in order to discover God, read books. But there is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it. God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:806) - Augustine of Hippo
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:755) - Augustine of Hippo The Confessions of Saint Augustine
Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:666) - Augustine of Hippo
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:578) - Augustine of Hippo
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:575) - Augustine of Hippo City of God
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Augustine of Hippo ( /ɒˈɡʌstɨn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstɪn/;Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), also known as St. Augustine, St. Austin, or St. Augoustinos, was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity.
According to his contemporary Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war.
When the Western Roman Empire was starting to disintegrate, Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God (in a book of the same name), distinct from the material Earthly City. His thoughts profoundly influenced the medieval worldview. Augustine's City of God was closely identified with the Church, the community that worshiped the Trinity.
In the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, he is a saint and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinians; his memorial is celebrated 28 August, the day of his death. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teaching on salvation and divine grace. In the Eastern Orthodox Church he is also considered a saint, his feast day being celebrated on 15 June. He carries the additional title of Blessed. Among the Orthodox, he is called "Blessed Augustine" or "St. Augustine the Blessed".