Saint Augustine Quotes & Wallpapers

Saint Augustine
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Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. Saint Augustine
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The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood. Saint Augustine
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Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires. Saint Augustine
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We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. Saint Augustine
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God grants us not always what we ask so as to bestow something preferable. Saint Augustine
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Suppress prostitution, and capricious lusts will overthrow society. Saint Augustine
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Never judge a philosophy by its abuse. Saint Augustine
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If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. Saint Augustine
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It is not with respect to our convenience or discomfort, but with respect to their own nature that the creatures are glorifying to their Artificer. Saint Augustine
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All plenty which is not my God is poverty to me. Saint Augustine
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Feast of Willibrord of York, Archbishop of Utrecht, Apostle of Frisia, 739 Other sins find their vent in the accomplishment of evil deeds, whereas pride lies in wait for good deeds, to destroy them. Saint Augustine
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When we read a book, our most essential trait - imagination - is given the opportunity to soar. Saint Augustine
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God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail. Saint Augustine
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There is no health in those who are displeased by an element in Your creation, just as there was none in me when I was displeased by many things You had made. Because my soul didn't dare to say that my God displeased me, it refused to attribute to You whatever was displeasing. Saint Augustine
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It is not the being seen of men that is wrong, but doing these things for the purpose of being seen of men. The problem with the hypocrite is his motivation. Saint Augustine
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AugustineThe wounds of a friend are better than the kisses of an enemy. To love with sternness is better than to deceive with gentleness.... In Luke [14:23] it is written: "Compel people to come in!" By threats of the wrath of God, the Father draws souls to his Son. Saint Augustine
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As to the fable that there are Antipodes, that is to say, men on the opposite side of the earth where the sun rises when it sets to us, men who walk with their feet opposite ours, that is on no ground credible. Even if some unknown landmass is there, and not just ocean, there was only one pair of original ancestors, and it is inconceivable that such distant regions should have been peopled by Adam's descendants. Saint Augustine
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Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations. Saint Augustine
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The measure of charity may be taken from the want of desires. As desires diminish in the soul, charity increases in it; and when it no longer feels any desire, then it possesses perfect charity. Saint Augustine
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There is no remedy so powerful against the heat of concupiscence as the remembrance of our Savior's Passion. In all my difficulties I never found anything so efficacious as the wounds of Christ: In them I sleep secure; from them I derive new life. Saint Augustine
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Thy word remaineth for ever, which word now appeareth unto us in the riddle of the clouds, and through the mirror of the heavens, not as it is: because that even we, though the well beloved of thy Son, yet it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. He looked through the lattice of our flesh and he spake us fair, yea, he set us on fire, and we hasten on his scent. But when he shall appear, then shall we be like him, for we shall see him as he is: as he is, Lord, will our sight be, though the time be not yet. Saint Augustine
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Grace alone brings about every good work in us. Saint Augustine
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Understanding is the reward of faith. Saint Augustine
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To sing is the work of a lover. Saint Augustine
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Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. Saint Augustine
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The weakness of little children's limbs is innocent, not their souls. Saint Augustine
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And these were the dishes wherein to me, hunger-starven for thee, they served up the sun and the moon. Saint Augustine
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The true servants of God are not solicitous that He should order them to do what they desire to do, but that they may desire to do what He orders them to do. Saint Augustine
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In this one man, the whole Church has been assumed by the Word. (p. 434). Saint Augustine
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As the soul is the life of the body, so God is the life of the soul. As therefore the body perishes when the soul leaves it, so the soul dies when God departs from it. Saint Augustine
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Alternate translation: Come brethren, if you have a mind to be ingrafted in the vine, It is a pity to see you lopped off in this manner From the stock. Reckon up the prelates in the very see of Peter; And in that order of fathers see which has succeeded which. This is the rock over which the proud gates of hell prevail not. Saint Augustine
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Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him. Saint Augustine
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When regard for truth has been broken down or even slightly weakened, all things will remain doubtful. Saint Augustine
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He loves Thee too little, who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake. Saint Augustine
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Let us, on both sides, lay aside all arrogance. Let us not, on either side, claim that we have already discovered the truth. Let us seek it together as something which is known to neither of us. For then only may we seek it, lovingly and tranquilly, if there be no bold presumption that it is already discovered and possessed. Saint Augustine
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Blessed is he who devotes his life to great and noble ends, and who forms his well-considered plans with deliberate wisdom. Saint Augustine
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Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume. Saint Augustine
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The human race is inquisitive about other people's lives, but negligent to correct their own. Saint Augustine
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God is more anxious to bestow his blessings on us than we are to receive them. Saint Augustine
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I entered (into my inward self) and beheld with the eye of my soul...the Light Unchangeable. Saint Augustine
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Your wisdom should be without pride. Saint Augustine
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The diversity of language alienates man from man Saint Augustine
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Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power. Saint Augustine
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By their patience and perseverance God's children are truly known from hypocrites and dissemblers. Saint Augustine
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Where is the thief who cannot find bad when he hunts for it? Saint Augustine
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They - the hazers - were rightly called Overturners, since they had themselves been first overturned and perverted, tricked by those same devils who were secretly mocking them in the very acts by which they amused themselves in mocking and making fools of others. Saint Augustine
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We do not sin when we adore Christ in the Eucharist; we do sin when we do not adore Christ in the Eucharist. Saint Augustine
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He who made thee is made in thee. He is made in thee through whom you were made.... Give milk, O mother, to him who is our food; give milk to the bread that comes down from heaven. Saint Augustine
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Cyprian was not issuing a new decree but was keeping to the most solid belief of the Church in order to correct some who thought that infants ought not be baptized before the eighth day after their birth. . . . He agreed with certain of his fellow bishops that a child is able to be duly baptized as soon as he is born. Saint Augustine
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It is better to be cured in the Church than to be cut off from this Body as incurable ... for, as long as the member is still attached to the Body, his cure is not beyond hope, but when he has been cut off, he can neither be treated nor cured. Saint Augustine
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In the Catholic Church, there are many other things which most justly keep me in her bosom. The consent of peoples and nations keeps me in the Church; so does her authority, inaugurated by miracles, nourished by hope, enlarged by love, established by age. The succession of priests keeps me, beginning from the very seat of the Apostle Peter, to whom the Lord, after His resurrection, gave it in charge to feed His sheep (Jn 21:15-19), down to the present episcopate. Saint Augustine
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What you see is the bread and the chalice; that is what your own eyes report to you. But what your faith obliges you to accept is that the bread is the body of Christ and the chalice is the blood of Christ. This has been said very briefly, which may perhaps be sufficient for faith; yet faith does not desire instruction Saint Augustine
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The entire life of a good Christian is in fact an exercise of holy desire. You do not yet see what you long for, but the very act of desiring prepares you, so that when he comes you may see and be utterly satisfied. Saint Augustine
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It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds. Saint Augustine
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Jesus took His flesh from the flesh of Mary Saint Augustine
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Let us understand that God is a physician, and that suffering is a medicine for salvation, not a punishment for damnation. Saint Augustine
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In failing to confess, Lord, I would only hide You from myself, not myself from You. Saint Augustine
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I believe in order to understand Saint Augustine
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Whoever, then, thinks that he understands the Holy Scriptures, or any part of them, but puts such an interpretation upon them as does not tend to build up this twofold love of God and our neighbor, does not yet understand them as he ought. Saint Augustine
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For in our hope we are saved. Saint Augustine
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Modo, et modo, non habebent modum. By-and-by has no end. Saint Augustine
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How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity. Saint Augustine
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Make friends with angels. Saint Augustine
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For so it is, O Lord my God, I measure it! But what it is I measure, I do not know. Saint Augustine
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Every infinity... is made finite to God. Saint Augustine
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A free curiosity is more effective in learning than a rigid discipline. Saint Augustine
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We can know what God is not, but we cannot know what He is. Saint Augustine
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Virginity is not honored simply because it is virginity, but because it is consecrated of God. Saint Augustine
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Moral character is assessed not by what a man knows but by what he loves Saint Augustine
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Learn to dance, so when you get to heaven the angels know what to do with you. Saint Augustine
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