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Saint Augustine Quotes

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Saint Augustine
November 13, 354 - August 28, 430
Category: Saint

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.


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


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.


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.


Patience is the companion of wisdom.


My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.


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


God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.


There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.


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


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.


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


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


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.


God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.


He that is jealous is not in love.

    Topics: Love

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.


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


We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.


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


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