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Saint Augustine
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He pleaseth God whom God pleaseth. Saint Augustine

Oh, beauty, ever ancient and ever new. Saint Augustine

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs. Saint Augustine

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

The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling? Saint Augustine

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. Saint Augustine

It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all. Saint Augustine

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. Saint Augustine

Love, and do what you like. Saint Augustine

Dilige et quod vis fac. (Love and then what you will, do.) Saint Augustine

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. Saint Augustine

I once laboured hard for the free will of man, until the grace of God at length overcame me. Saint Augustine

The sufficiency of my merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient. Saint Augustine

There never can have been, and never can be, and there never shall be any sin without pride. Saint Augustine

Let our lives be good, and the times are good. We make our times; such as we are, such are the times. Saint Augustine

Everyone who observes himself doubting observes a truth, and about that which he observes he is certain; therefore he is certain about a truth. Everyone therefore who doubts whether truth exists has in himself a truth on which not to doubt.... Hence one who can doubt at all ought not to doubt the existence of truth. Saint Augustine

Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine. Saint Augustine

The desire for fame tempts even noble minds. Saint Augustine

It's not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds. Saint Augustine

Attract them by the way you live. Saint Augustine

Every day my conscience makes confession relying on the hope of Your mercy as more to be trusted than its own innocence. Saint Augustine

The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her. Saint Augustine

Far be it from us to doubt that all number is known to Him 'Whose understanding is infinite' (Ps. 147:5). The infinity of number, though there be no numbering of infinite numbers, is yet not incomprehensible by Him Whose understanding is infinite. And thus, if everything which is comprehended is defined or made finite by the comprehension of him who knows it, then all infinity is in some ineffable way made finite to God, for it is comprehensible by His knowledge. Saint Augustine

Carnal lust rules where there is no love of God. Saint Augustine

If there is something more excellent than the truth, then that is God; if not, then truth itself is God. Saint Augustine

The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave. Saint Augustine

...If humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless. Saint Augustine

This entire most beautiful order of good things is going to pass away after its measure has been exhausted; for both morning and evening were made in them. Saint Augustine

Make me a captive Lord, then I shall be truly free. Saint Augustine

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Saint Augustine

He who created you without you will not justify you without you. Saint Augustine

Consequently, if the republic is the weal of the people, and there is no people if it be not associated by a common acknowledgment of right, and if there is no right where there is no justice, then most certainly it follows that there is no republic where there is no justice. Saint Augustine

It is the function of perfection to make one know one's imperfection. Saint Augustine

There are three ways in which sins are forgiven: in baptism, in prayer, and in the greater humility of penance; yet God does not forgive sins except to the baptized Saint Augustine

God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless and if understanding of his adversity, he would be despairing and senseless Saint Augustine

Let us sing a new song, not with our lips, but with our lives. Saint Augustine

Two works of mercy set a person free: Forgive and you will be forgiven, and give and you will receive. Saint Augustine

Only He who made man makes man happy. Saint Augustine

There are wolves within, and there are sheep without. Saint Augustine

Do you know who the upright of heart are? They are those who wish what God wishes. Therefore, do not try to twist God's will to you own but correct your will to that of God. The will of God is a rule of conduct. By it you have the means of being converted and of correcting your evil ways. Saint Augustine

To be under pressure is inescapable. Pressure takes place through all the world; war, siege, the worries of state. We all know men who grumble under these pressures and complain. They are cowards. They lack splendour. But there is another sort of man who is under the same pressure but does not complain, for it is the friction which polishes him. It is the pressure which refines and makes him noble Saint Augustine

The true religion has always been one from the beginning, and will always be the same. Saint Augustine

Man's maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother's breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die. Saint Augustine

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance; but He has not promised to-morrow to your procrastination. Saint Augustine

By the fall a poison was handed to mankind through a woman [Eve], by the Redemption man was given salvation also through a woman [Mary]. Saint Augustine

In matters that are so obscure and far beyond our vision, we find in Holy Scripture passages which can be interpreted in very different ways without prejudice to the faith we have received. In such cases, we should not rush in headlong and so firmly take our stand on one side that, if further progress in the search for truth justly undermines this position, we too fall with it. Saint Augustine

Let necessity, and not your will, slay the enemy who fights against you. Saint Augustine

If we tread our vices under our feet, we make of them a ladder by which to rise to higher things. Saint Augustine

Believe that you may understand, Saint Augustine

He who falls, falls by his own will, and he who stands, stands by God's will. Saint Augustine

Where was my heart to flee for refuge from my heart? Whither was I to fly, where I would not follow? In what place should I not be prey to myself? Saint Augustine

...But we enjoyed playing games and were punished for them by men who played games themselves. However, grown-up games are known as 'business' and even though boys' games are much the same, they are punished for them by their elders. No one pities either the boys or the men, though surely we deserve pity, for I cannot believe that a good judge would approve of the beatings I received as a boy on the ground that my games delayed my progress in studying subjects which would enable me to play a less creditable game later in life. Saint Augustine

The sole purpose of life is to gain merit for life in eternity. Saint Augustine

True happiness is to rejoice in the truth, for to rejoice in the truth is to rejoice in You, O God, who are the truth... Those who think that there is another kind of happiness look for joy elsewhere, but theirs is not true joy. Saint Augustine

God in his omnipotence could not give more, in His wisdom He knew not how to give more, in His riches He had not more to give, than the Eucharist. Saint Augustine

I do not doubt that all those who have received Baptism anywhere and from whomever do have Baptism, as long as it was consecrated with the words of the Gospel and they received it without pretence on their part and with some degree of faith. However, it would not avail them for their spiritual salvation if they were lacking in that charity by which they might be implanted in the Catholic Church. Saint Augustine

Temporal punishments are suffered by some in this life only, by some after death, by some both here and hereafter, but all of them before that last and strictest judgment. But not all who suffer temporal punishments after death will come to eternal punishments, which are to follow after that judgment. Saint Augustine

And so, lastly, does the very name of "Catholic", which, not without reason, amid so many heresies, the Church has thus retained; so that, though all heretics wish to be called Catholics, yet when a stranger asks where the Catholic Church meets, no heretic will venture to point to his own chapel or house. Saint Augustine

Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not Saint Augustine

I was in love with loving. Saint Augustine

When the king asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: The same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor. Saint Augustine

For great are you, Lord, and you look kindly on what is humble, but the lofty-minded you regard from afar. Only to those whose hearts are crushed do you draw close. You will not let yourself be found by the proud, nor even by those who in their inquisitive skill count stars or grains of sand, or measure the expanses of heaven, or trace the paths of the planets. Saint Augustine

I will plant my feet on that step where my parents put me as a child, until self-evident truth comes to light. Saint Augustine

You have been professing yourself reluctant to throw off your load of illusion because truth was uncertain. Well, it is certain now, yet the burden still weighs you down, while other people are given wings on freer shoulders, people who have not worn themselves out with research, nor spent a decade and more reflecting on these questions. Saint Augustine

God does not expect us to submit our faith to him without reason, but the very limits of our reason make faith a necessity. Saint Augustine

Love God and do whatever you please: for the soul trained in love to God will do nothing to offend the One who is Beloved. Saint Augustine

Love and do what you want. If you stop talking, you will stop talking with love; if you shout, you will shout with love; if you correct, you will correct with love. Saint Augustine

It will not be held against you that you are ignorant against your will, but that you neglect to seek out what it is that makes you ignorant; not that you cannot bring together your wounded limbs, but that you reject Him that would heal them. Saint Augustine

Humility is first, second and third in Christianity. Saint Augustine

The Law is not in fault, but our evil and wicked nature; even as a heap of lime is still and quiet until water is poured on it, but then it begins to smoke and burn, not from the fault of the water, but from the nature of the lime, which will not endure it. Saint Augustine



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