Source of supposed Augustine quote? - Hippo | Ask MetaFilterIt's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Source of supposed Augustine quote? Augustine of Hippo, but I begin to doubt that it is his: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Any help?
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Saint Augustine  was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced both the development of Western Christianity and philosophy. He was bishop of Hippo, a Roman city in modern-day Algeria. His most famous works are The City of God and Confessions. Yet after doing some research, it appears that Saint Augustine never said anything quite like this. And I think the idea it professes is worth discussing in and of itself.
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If you traveled to Bolivia, you could find out about their customs, including their brightly colored blankets and their hats. Or you could read about it in a book or on the net. What does that mean? This is an interesting way of making an analogy. One page of a book will only give you so much information.