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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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
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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.
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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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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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He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
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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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Trials come to prove and improve us.
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
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A lie consists in speaking a falsehood with the intention of deceiving.
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Hope is a waking dream.
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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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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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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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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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Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.
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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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Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence.
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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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Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
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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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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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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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God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.
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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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Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
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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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Though the light shines on things unclean, yet it is not thereby defiled.
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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
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Is it any merit to abstain from wine if one is intoxicated with anger?
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And He departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.
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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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What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not.
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Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly found only and completely in Him.
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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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No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
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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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Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin; whosoever has it, has not himself.
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