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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

— St. Augustine  <link>

There is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Note it. 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? Why, heaven and earth shout to you: “God made me!”

— St. Augustine, City of God, 11:22  <link>

Don’t you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?

— St. Augustine, “The Trinity”  <link>

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

— St. Augustine, Contra Faustum 17,3 (via)  <link>

O wondrous exchange, eternal life is promised to us by the humility of the Lord, who bowed himself down to our pride.

— St. Augustine, Confessions  <link>

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.

— St. Augustine  <link>

Seek not to understand so that you may believe, but believe so that you may understand.

— St. Augustine  <link>

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars—and yet, they pass by themselves without wondering.

— St. Augustine  <link>

Persistent Longing

Your persistent longing is your persistent voice. But when love grows cold, the heart grows silent. Burning love is the outcry of the heart! If you are filled with longing all the time, you will keep crying out, and if your love perseveres, your cry will be heard without fail.

— St. Augustine  <link>