Quote of the Week: Augustine of Hippo


The confession of evil works is the beginning of good works.

—Augustine of Hippo

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Augustine had his quirks, but he understood a thing or two about personal responsibility. He knew that starting over can be just as virtuous as pressing on. His spiritual autobiography, Confessions, showed his willingness to practice what he preached.

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