Bishop of Hippo from 395.The son of
Numidian Roman citizens (from modernTunisia), he was converted to
Christianity in 386. His works include his Confessions and The
City of God.
AD 413 In
Epistolam Joannis ad Parthos, tractatus 7, section 8.
Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo. Grant me
chastityand continence, but not yet.
castitatem, continentiam, noli, modo, Grant, me, continence, yet
Tolle, lege, tolle, lege. Pick up and read,
pick up and read.
Tolle, lege, Pick, read
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.
Sero, amavi, pulchritudo, tam, antiqua, nova, Late, loved, you
Continentiam iubes; da quod iubes et iube quod vis. You command
continence; give what youcommand and command what you
iubes, quod, iube, vis, You, command, continence, give, what
Multi quidem facilius se abstinent ut non utantur, quam temperent ut bene
utantur. For many, total
abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Multi, quidem, facilius, abstinent, utantur, quam, total, abstinence, easier
All the devastation, the butchery, the plundering, the conflagrations, and
all the anguish which accompanied the recent disaster
at Rome were in accordance with the general practice of
devastation, butchery, plundering, conflagrations, anguish, accompanied, recent, disaster, Rome
If you don't believe it, you won't understand it.
you, believe, understand
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.
plan, long, journeys, you, believe, thing, find, travel, love
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