From Sermon LII
"This then is not God, if thou has comprehended it; but
if this be God, thou hast not comprehended it."
From Treatise on the
Correction of the Donatists
It is indeed better (as no one ever could deny) that men
should be led to worship God by teaching, than that they should be driven
to it by fear of punishment or pain; but it does not follow that because
the former course produces the better men, therefore those who do not
yield to it should be neglected. For many have found advantage (as
we have proved, and are daily proving by actual experiment), in being
first compelled by fear or pain, so that they might afterwards be
influenced by teaching, or might follow out in act what they had already
learned in word."
From De Trinitate 7.7
"I feel that nothing so casts down the manly mind from
it´s height as the fondling of women and those bodily contacts which
belong to the married state."
Some Random Quotes
"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and
all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that
mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit
and confine man in the bonds of Hell."
"All diseases of Christians are to be ascribed to
demons; chiefly do they torment freshly-baptized Christians, yea, even the
guiltless new-born infants."
"Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations."
"Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way.
They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause
of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men."
"It is impossible that there should be inhabitants on
the opposite side of the Earth, since no such race is recorded by
Scripture among the descendants of Adam."
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