Saint Augustine Quotes

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

Saint Augustine

Never judge a philosophy by its abuse

Saint Augustine

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

Saint Augustine

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.

Saint Augustine

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

Saint Augustine

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

Saint Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace

Saint Augustine

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

Saint Augustine

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

Saint Augustine

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

Saint Augustine

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.

Saint Augustine

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Saint Augustine

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

Saint Augustine

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine

The argument is at an end.

Saint Augustine
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