The wisdom of Augustine has been with us for centuries. Saint Augustine was a fifth century theologian and philosopher. He was a prolific writer, and today, a millennia and a half later, we can still learn from his writings about God, the Bible, and Christian living.
The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.
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.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
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.
When regard for truth has been broken down or even slightly weakened, all things will remain doubtful.
Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
Do what you can and pray for what you cannot yet do.
I never have any difficulty believing in miracles, since I experienced the miracle of a change in my own heart.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
The Bible is shallow enough for a child not to drown, yet deep enough for an elephant to swim.
What can be more excellent than prayer; what is more profitable to our life; what sweeter to our souls; what more sublime, in the course of our whole life, than the practice of prayer!
Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.
Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.
Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.
I hope you have found wisdom in this small sampling of Augustine’s work. He spent his life studying God’s Word for wisdom and insight, and my prayer is that these quotes would lead you to a deeper study of God’s Word, too.