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Saint Augustine quotes

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

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

Love, and do what you like.

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

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

Love is the beauty of the soul.

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.

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.

The purpose of all wars, is peace.

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

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

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.

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.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

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

He that is jealous is not in love.