Of Flattery and Taunts

From Augustine’s Confessions [9.8.18] As the flattery of friends corrupts, so often do the taunts of enemies instruct.  Yet you repay them, not for the good you work through their means, but for the malice they intended.  That angry slave girl wanted to infuriate her young mistress, not to cure her, and that is why she […]

Posted at 8:01 am on January 24, 2010 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Augustine, Quotes | Tagged: , , | Continue reading

Who Exactly Do You Believe?

Wisdom from St. Augustine: “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.”

Posted at 10:09 pm on January 12, 2010 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Augustine, Quotes | Tagged: , , , , | Continue reading