Saint Augustine Quotes On Love, God, Death, Life

Saint Augustine Quotes On Love, God, Death, Life

The Roman African, Manichaean, Early Christian Theologian and Doctor of the Church and Numidian Philosopher whose writings shape the growth of Classical and Classical Christian Church and subsequently all of western Christian thought was Augustina of Hippo(13 November 354 – 28 August 430 AC), also known as St. Augustine's, a Roman African. Bishop Hippo Regius, he was in North Africa and was known for his writings in the Patristic period as one of the most prominent Church Fathers of the Latin Church.Saint Augustine Quotes On Love, God, Death, Life, Faith, Humility

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

Saint Augustine

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

Saint Augustine

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.

Saint Augustine

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Saint Augustine

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

Saint Augustine

Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.

Saint Augustine

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Saint Augustine

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.

Saint 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.

Saint Augustine

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Saint Augustine

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

Saint Augustine

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.

Saint Augustine

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

Saint Augustine

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

Saint Augustine

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.

Saint Augustine

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.

Saint Augustine

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.

Saint Augustine

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

Saint Augustine

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.

Saint Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.

Saint Augustine

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Saint Augustine

The greatest evil is physical pain.

Saint Augustine

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Saint Augustine

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.

Saint Augustine

Love is the beauty of the soul.

Saint Augustine

Love, and do what you like.

Saint Augustine

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

Saint Augustine

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

Saint Augustine

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Saint Augustine

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.

Saint Augustine

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.

Saint Augustine

Don’t you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?

Saint Augustine

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

Saint Augustine

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

Saint Augustine

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man’s wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.

Saint Augustine
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