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By St. Burleigh, John H. S., Tr. Augustine

Those are Augustine's writings from the time of his conversion to Christianity in A.D.386 until eventually he turned Bishop of Hippo in 395-396. This quantity is a part of The Library of Christian Classics containing the good literature of the Christian history.

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It would be more absurd to say that falsity can cease to be than that truth should cease. —Do you think that a man who does not live can use the senses? -—It cannot be. —-Then it is proved that the soul is immortal. —-You make my heart glad too quickly. Step by step, I beseech you! —And yet if the argument has been correct I see no reason to doubt the conclusion. —You go too quickly, I say. I should be more readily induced to judge that I have been rash in my admissions than to be sure of the 44 AUGUSTINE: EARLIER WRITINGS immortality of the soul.

I agree. —If it has perished (assuming it is to perish), it will1 then be true to say that the world has perished. For so long as that is not true the world has not perished. —This too I accept. —Well, now. Do you think anything can be true if Truth ceases to exist? —By no means. —Therefore Truth will exist even if the world perishes. —I cannot deny it. —If Truth itself perishes, it will be true that Truth has perished? —Who denies it? —But nothing can be true if there is no Truth. —I have admitted that a moment ago.

Because it is stated as if Medea had really done it. A false statement is expressed exactly like a true one. If it is not intended to be believed, a false statement resembles a true one only in grammatical form. It is simply false and has no intent to deceive.

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