St. Augustine of Hippo Quotes

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

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
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