St. Augustine of Hippo Quotes

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.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.

St. Augustine of Hippo

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.

St. Augustine of Hippo

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.

St. Augustine of Hippo

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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.

St. Augustine of Hippo

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

St. Augustine of Hippo

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.

St. Augustine of Hippo

God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one; but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other.

St. Augustine of Hippo
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