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Saint Augustine
0354 - 0430

A foremost philosopher and theologian of early Christianity. Augustine had a profound influence on the development of Western thought and culture and, helped shape the themes and problems that have characterized the Western tradition of Christian theology. Author of Confessions and City Of God.


What you are must always displease you if you would attain to that which you are not.

c. 400 A.D. - from his sermons
It very often happens there is some question as to the earth or sky, or other elements of this world ... respecting which, one who is not a Christian has knowledge ... and it is very disgraceful and mischievous and of all things to be carefully avoided, that a Christian speaking of such matters as being according to the Christian Scriptures, should be heard by an unbeliever talking such nonsense that the unbeliever perceiving him to be as wide from the mark as east from west, can hardly restrain himself from laughing.