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Saint Augustine quotes

Love, and do what you like.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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