Saint Augustine Quotes

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
He who does not have the church as his mother does not have God as his Father.
Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
O, Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love For it is in giving that we receive It is in pardoning that we are pardoned And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, inflamed with hatred against the City of God.
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men.
Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Let those who think I have said too little and those who think I have said too much, forgive me and let those who think I have said just enough thank God with me.
The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell.
Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.
God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.
Let no one flatter himself of himself he is Satan. Let man take sin, which is his own, and leave righteousness with God.
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
The argument is at an end.
I was in love with loving.
Hear the other side.
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.
You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.
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