"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Saint Augustine on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Saint Augustine on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Saint Augustine on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Saint Augustine on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Saint Augustine on Mark Twain
"What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels."
"Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty."
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
"Love is the beauty of the soul."