Sero te amavi, pulchritudo tam antiqua et tam nova, sero te amavi! Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you.
AD 397 Confessions, bk.10, ch.27.
Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo. Grant me chastityand continence, but not yet.St Augustine Originally Aurelius AugustinusAD 397 Confessions, bk.8, ch.7 (translated by Henry Chadwick).
Tolle, lege, tolle, lege. Pick up and read, pick up and read.St Augustine Originally Aurelius AugustinusAD 397 Confessions, bk.8, ch.12.
Dilige et quod vis fac. Love, and do what you likeSt Augustine Originally Aurelius AugustinusAD 413 In Epistolam Joannis ad Parthos, tractatus 7, section 8.
Do not plan long journeys, because whatever you believe in you have already seen.When a thing is everywhere, the way to find it is not to travel but to love.St Augustine Originally Aurelius AugustinusQuoted in Ingrid Cranfield The Challengers (1976).
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