Saint Augustine Quotes

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  • To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die.

  • Who would not shudder if he were given the choice of eternal death or life again as a child ? Who would not choose to die ?

  • Whoever, then, thinks that he understands the Holy Scriptures, or any part of them, but puts such an interpretation upon them as does not tend to build up this twofold love of God and our neighbor, does not yet understand them as he ought.

    St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, J. F. Shaw (2009). “On Christian Doctrine”, p.26, Courier Corporation
  • It is not earthly riches which make us or our sons happy; for they must either be lost by us in our lifetime, or be possessed when we are dead, by whom we know not, or perhaps by whom we would not.

    Saint Augustine of Hippo, Catholic Way Publishing (2015). “The City of God”, p.231, Catholic Way Publishing
  • Nothing so clearly distinguishes a spiritual man as his treatment of an erring brother.

  • Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold, Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee. Thou was with me when I was not with Thee. Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness. Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace. For Thyself Thou hast made us, and restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease. Late have I loved Thee, Thou Beauty ever old and ever new. Thou hast burst my bonds asunder; unto Thee will I offer up an offering of praise.

  • The greatest kindness one can render to any man is leading him to truth.

  • Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.

  • The love of our neighbor hath its bounds in each man's love of himself.

  • We both exist and know that we exist, and rejoice in this knowledge.

  • The customs of God's people and the institutions of our ancestors are to be considered as laws. And those who throw contempt on the customs of the Church ought to be punished as those who disobey the law of God.

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  • Our rewards in heaven are a result of God's crowning His own gifts.

  • It will not be held against you that you are ignorant against your will, but that you neglect to seek out what it is that makes you ignorant; not that you cannot bring together your wounded limbs, but that you reject Him that would heal them.

  • Quid est ergo tempus? Si nemo ex me quaerat, scio; si quaerenti explicare velim, nescio. What, then, is time? I know well enough what it is, provided that nobodyasksme; but if Iamasked what it is and try to explain, I am baffled.

  • There is nothing more serious than the sacrilege of schism because there is no just cause for severing the unity of the Church.

  • Whoever possesses God is happy.

    Augustine Saint Bishop of Hippo, St Augustine (2008). “The Happy Life; Answer to Skeptics; Divine Providence and the Problem of Evil; Soliloquies (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 5)”, p.59, CUA Press
  • The ministry is a weight from which even an angel might shrink

  • You have found that you were more secure before you accumulated so much. See what greed has imposed on you: You have filled your house and now you fear burglars. You have hoarded money and lost sleep. See what greed has commanded you: "Do this!" And you did it.

  • Lord, teach me to know you, and to know myself.

  • Let the Lord your God be your hope – seek for nothing else from him, but let him himself be your hope. There are people who hope from him riches or perishable and transitory honours, in short they hope to get from God things which are not God himself.

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  • Let no one flatter himself; of himself he is Satan. Let man take sin, which is his own, and leave righteousness with God.

  • I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

  • If you lose your soul, there is a danger of its being destroyed. Therefore, you may not love it, since you do not want it to be destroyed. But in not wanting it to be destroyed, you love it.

  • If you should ask me what are the ways of God, I would tell you that the first is humility, the second is humility, and the third is humility. Not that there are no other precepts to give, but if humility does not preceed all that we do, our efforts are fruitless.

  • They the hazers or eversores were rightly called Overturners, since they had themselves been first overturned and perverted, tricked by those same devils who were secretly mocking them in the very acts by which they amused themselves in mocking and making fools of others.

  • O eternal truth and true love and beloved eternity! You are my God; to you I sigh by day and by night. And when I first knew you, you raised me up so that I could see that there was something to see and that I still lacked the ability to see it. And you beat back the weakness of my sight, blazing upon me with your rays, and I trembled in love and in dread.

  • It is better that the truth be known than that scandal be covered up.

  • If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.

  • Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.

  • I make bold to say that it is profitable for the proud to fall, in order that they may be humbled in that for which they have exalted themselves.

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