146 Augustine Quotes

Augustine of Hippo (also known as Saint Augustine and Saint Austin) was born in 354 AD, in Africa. He is known by many as one of the most important leaders of the early church. One of his most popular books was ‘Confessions’, where he talked about his sinful childhood and early adult life. He became a Christian at the age of 31 and writes also writes about how God changed his life.

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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.
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God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
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If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humlilty.
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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
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Hope is a waking dream.
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He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
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God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
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Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
- Augustine
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Trials come to prove and improve us.
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To seek the highest good is to live well.
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Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
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He wishes to give who advises us to ask.
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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
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He that loveth little prayeth little, he that loveth much prayeth much.
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The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.
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A lie consists in speaking a falsehood with the intention of deceiving.
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
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He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute."
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The Jews looked upon a serpent to be freed from serpents; and we look upon the death of Christ to be delivered from death.
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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
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He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
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Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
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Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
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There is a joy which is not given to the ungodly, but to those who love Thee for Thine own sake, whose joy Thou Thyself art. And this is the happy life, to rejoice to Thee, of Thee, for Thee; this it is, and there is no other.
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Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.
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Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; Where your treasure is, there is your heart; Where your heart is, there is your happiness.
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Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence.
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Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.
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The so-called innocence of children is more a matter of weakness of limb, than purity of heart.
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Love, and do what you will.
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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
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Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
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Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
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The purpose of all wars, is peace.
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Love, and do what you like.
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A man may lose the good things of this life against his will; but if he loses the eternal blessings, he does so with his own consent.
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We want to reach the kingdom of God, but we don't want to travel by way of death. And yet there stands Necessity saying: 'This way, please.' Do not hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you.
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The Bible is shallow enough for a child not to drown, yet deep enough for an elephant to swim.
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Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.
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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
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God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.
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Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord; and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee.
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At times one hesitates to reprove or admonish evil-doers, either because one seeks a more favorable moment or fears his rebuke might make them worse, and further, discourage weak brethren from seeking to lead a good and holy life, or turn them aside from the faith. In such circumstances forbearance is not prompted by selfish considerations but by well advised charity.
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Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.
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