Augustine of Hippo 354 – 430 was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.
Augustine is recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Christian Church, and the Anglican Communion and as a preeminent Doctor of the Church. He is also the patron of the Augustinians. His memorial is celebrated on 28 August, the day of his death. Augustine is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists and Lutherans, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace. Lutherans, and Martin Luther in particular, held and hold Augustine in preeminence (after the Bible and St. Paul). And it is little wonder that Luther himself was a member of the Order of the Augustinian Eremites (1505-1521).
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Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Seek not abroad, turn back into thyself, for in the inner man dwells the truth.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not.