ST. AUGUSTINE QUOTES

Christian theologian (354-430)

St. Augustine quote

The desire for fame tempts even noble minds.

ST. AUGUSTINE, The City of God

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Love the sinner and hate the sin.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Opera Omnia

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We were ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God.

ST. AUGUSTINE, De doctrina christiana

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Do not believe yourself healthy. Immortality is health; this life is a long sickness.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Sermons

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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

ST. AUGUSTINE, attributed, 20,000 Quips and Quotes

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Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Sermons

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The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Confessions

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Free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Confessions

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Carnal lust rules where there is no love of God.

ST. AUGUSTINE, attributed, Lust: A Dictionary for the Insatiable

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So if you can manage it, you shouldn't touch your partner, except for the sake of having children.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Sermons

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What art Thou then, my God? what, but the Lord God? For who is Lord but the Lord? or who is God save our God? Most highest, most good, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful, yet most just; most hidden, yet most present; most beautiful, yet most strong; stable, yet incomprehensible; unchangeable, yet all-changing; never new, never old; all-renewing, and bringing age upon the proud, and they know it not; ever working, ever at rest; still gathering, yet nothing lacking; supporting, filling, and overspreading; creating, nourishing, and maturing; seeking, yet having all things.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Confessions

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Don't hold yourselves cheap, seeing that the creator of all things and of you estimates your value so high, so dear, that he pours out for you every day the most precious blood of his only-begotten Son.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Sermons

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You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Confessions

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Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.

ST. AUGUSTINE, De Libero Arbitrio

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For if a thing is not diminished by being shared with others, it is not rightly owned if it is only owned and not shared.

ST. AUGUSTINE, De doctina christiana

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After all, if no one is happy who does not have what he wants and if the skeptics are always seeking the truth, but do not find it, they cannot be happy. Furthermore, the skeptics claim that their wise man is happy, and yet he cannot be happy since he does not have what he wants.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trilogy on Faith and Happiness

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Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues: hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, attributed, Michael Oren Fitzgerald's Christian Spirit

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Every city is a living body.

ST. AUGUSTINE, The City of God

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The good Christian should beware of astrologers. The danger already exists that astrologers have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

ST. AUGUSTINE, On Genesis

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And how shall I call upon my God, my God and Lord, since, when I call for Him, I shall be calling Him to myself? and what room is there within me, whither my God can come into me? whither can God come into me, God who made heaven and earth? is there, indeed, O Lord my God, aught in me that can contain thee?

ST. AUGUSTINE, Confessions

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