St. Augustine of Hippo Quotes

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

St. Augustine of Hippo

To sing is the work of a lover.

St. Augustine of Hippo

My mother spoke of Christ to my father, by her feminine and childlike virtues, and, after having borne his violence without a murmur or complaint, gained him at the close of his life to Christ.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light, although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.

St. Augustine of Hippo

When I am here, I do not fast on Saturday; when at Rome, I do fast on Saturday.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Therefore do not seek to understand in order to believe, but believe that thou mayest understand.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

The world is a great book, of which they that never stir from home read only a page.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Love the sinner and hate the sin.

St. Augustine of Hippo

In necessary things (essentials), unity; in doubtful things (non-essentials), liberty; in all things, charity (love).

St. Augustine of Hippo

If you were the only person on earth, Christ would have still suffered and died for you.

St. Augustine of Hippo

You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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.

St. Augustine of Hippo

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

St. Augustine of Hippo

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.

St. Augustine of Hippo
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