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Saint Augustine Quotes

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Saint Augustine quotes

Love, and do what you like.

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.

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

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.

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.

Love is the beauty of the soul.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The greatest evil is physical pain.

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

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.

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 purpose of all wars, is peace.