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.

  • "Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Habits


  • "We do good deeds, but God works in us in the doing of them."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Service


  • "God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Contentment, God, Rest


  • "Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Faith


  • "Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Happiness, Ignorance


  • "Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee."

    - Augustine
    Topics: God, Rest, Creation


  • "Hope is a waking dream."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Hope


  • "By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Patience, Faithful, Unity


  • "A lie consists in speaking a falsehood with the intention of deceiving."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Lying


  • "We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Habits


  • "The Jews looked upon a serpent to be freed from serpents; and we look upon the death of Christ to be delivered from death."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Christ, Death, Salvation


  • "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."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Philosophy, Men, Nature


  • "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."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "O Lord, grant that I may do Thy will as if it were my will, so that Thou mayest do my will as if it were Thy will."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Prayer


  • "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."

    - Augustine
    Topics: Friendship



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