St. Augustine of Hippo Quotes

One does not read in the Gospel that the Lord said: "I will send you the Paraclete who will teach you about the course of the sun and moon." For He willed to make them Christians, not mathematicians.

St. Augustine of Hippo

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

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

An unjust law is no law at all.

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
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