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Saint Augustine
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O sons of Peace, sons of the One Catholic, walk in your way, and sing as you walk. Travelers do this in order to keep up their spirits. (p. 427). Saint Augustine
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if there is something more excellent than the truth, then that is God; if not, then truth itself is God Saint Augustine
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I do not comprehend all that I am. Is the mind, therefore, too limited to possess itself? Saint Augustine
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The playthings of our elders are called business. Saint Augustine
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The heart of man is restless until he finds rest in Thee. Saint Augustine
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I became evil for no reason. I had no motive for my wickedness except wickedness itself. It was foul, and I loved it. I loved the self-destruction, I loved my fall, not the object for which I had fallen but my fall itself. My depraved soul leaped down from your firmament to ruin. I was seeking not to gain anything by shameful means, but shame for its own sake. Saint Augustine
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For God loves saving, not condemning, and therefore He is patient with bad people, in order to make good people out of bad people. Saint Augustine
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The Devil invented gambling. Saint Augustine
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You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love. Saint Augustine
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Every good and true Christian should understand that wherever he may find the truth it is his Lord's. Saint Augustine
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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
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Attract them by the way you live. Saint Augustine
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Every day my conscience makes confession relying on the hope of Your mercy as more to be trusted than its own innocence. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Saint Augustine
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I once laboured hard for the free will of man, until the grace of God at length overcame me. Saint Augustine
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The sufficiency of my merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient. Saint Augustine
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There never can have been, and never can be, and there never shall be any sin without pride. Saint Augustine
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Let our lives be good, and the times are good. We make our times; such as we are, such are the times. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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The desire for fame tempts even noble minds. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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...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
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The sole purpose of life is to gain merit for life in eternity. Saint Augustine
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None save great men have been the authors of great heresies. Saint Augustine
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You have found that you were more secure before you accumulated so much. See what greed has imposed on you: You have filled your house and now you fear burglars. You have hoarded money and lost sleep. See what greed has commanded you: "Do this!" And you did it. Saint Augustine
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There is no greater invitation to love than loving first. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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Let necessity, and not your will, slay the enemy who fights against you. Saint Augustine
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If we tread our vices under our feet, we make of them a ladder by which to rise to higher things. Saint Augustine
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Believe that you may understand, Saint Augustine
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He who falls, falls by his own will, and he who stands, stands by God's will. Saint Augustine
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Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not Saint Augustine
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I was in love with loving. Saint Augustine
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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
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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. Saint Augustine
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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. Saint Augustine
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Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. Saint Augustine
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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. Saint Augustine
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If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. Saint Augustine
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Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. Saint Augustine
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I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. Saint Augustine
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Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood. Saint Augustine
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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. Saint Augustine
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God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist. Saint Augustine
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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Saint Augustine
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Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet. Saint Augustine
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Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt. Saint Augustine
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This world's a bubble. Saint Augustine
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He who labours, prays. Saint Augustine
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We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot. Saint Augustine
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Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Saint Augustine
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He who created you without you will not justify you without you. Saint Augustine
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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
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It is the function of perfection to make one know one's imperfection. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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Let us sing a new song, not with our lips, but with our lives. Saint Augustine
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Two works of mercy set a person free: Forgive and you will be forgiven, and give and you will receive. Saint Augustine
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Only He who made man makes man happy. Saint Augustine
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