St. Augustine of Hippo Quotes

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

St. Augustine of Hippo

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

There is no possible source of evil except good.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The purpose of all wars, is peace.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

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
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