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Saint Augustine
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Love and do as you will. Saint Augustine
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Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath hath not himself; which whosoever doth commit doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin. Saint Augustine
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He that loveth little prayeth little; he that loveth much prayeth much. Saint Augustine
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Trust not the world, for it never payeth that it promiseth. Saint Augustine
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Love, and do what thou wilt: whether thou hold thy peace, through love hold thy peace; whether thou cry out, through love cry out; whether thou correct, through love correct; whether thou spare, through love do thou spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good. Saint Augustine
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There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. 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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Although God is all powerful, He is unable to give more; though supremely wise, He knows not how to give more; though vastly rich, He has not more to give. Saint Augustine
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I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered, I am not He, but He made me. Saint Augustine
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The custom of Mother Church in baptizing infants is certainly not to be scorned, nor is it to be regarded in any way as superfluous, nor is it to be believed that its tradition is anything except apostolic. Saint Augustine
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Wicked sons do not have the Holy Ghost in the same way as do beloved sons, and yet they do have Baptism. So, too, heretics do not have the Church as Catholics have, even though they have Baptism. Saint Augustine
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He indeed possesses the Character imposed on him, but he wanders as a renegade. Saint Augustine
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Heretics think false things about God and call it their faith. Saint Augustine
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The law detects, grace alone conquers sin. Saint Augustine
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It is this one Spirit who makes it possible for an infant to be regenerated . . . when that infant is brought to baptism; and it is through this one Spirit that the infant so presented is reborn. For it is not written, 'Unless a man be born again by the will of his parents' or 'by the faith of those presenting him or ministering to him,' but, 'Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit.' The water, therefore, manifesting exteriorly the sacrament of grace, and the Spirit effecting interiorly the benefit of grace, both regenerate in one Christ that man who was generated in Adam. Saint Augustine
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If But for the Mercy of my Lord, that my paradise becomes a woman's hell. Saint Augustine
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Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor. Saint Augustine
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O Lord, grant that I may do Thy will as if it were my will, so that Thou mayest do my will as if it were Thy will. Saint Augustine
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Anger is a weed; hate is a tree Saint Augustine
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I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me. Saint Augustine
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Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath, hath not himself, which whosoever doth commit, doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin. Saint Augustine
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For, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'And the angel that spoke in me, said to me...' He does not say, 'Spoke to me' but 'Spoke in me'... Saint Augustine
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The bread that you see on the altar is the Body of Christ as soon as it is sanctified by God's word. The chalice, or better what is contained in the chalice, is the Blood of Christ as soon as it is sanctified by God's word Saint Augustine
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Seek not abroad, for in the inner man dwells the truth. Saint Augustine
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He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother. Saint Augustine
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Is any man skillful enough to have fashioned himself? Saint Augustine
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God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined. Saint Augustine
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Cantare amantis est ... Singing belongs to one who loves." (s. 336, 1 - PL 38, 1472). Saint Augustine
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Furthermore, what profit was it to me that I, rascally slave of selfish ambitions that I was, read and understood by myself as many books as I could get concerning the so-called liberal arts?...I had turned my back to the light and my face to the things it illuminated, and so no light played upon my own face, or on the eyes that perceived them. Saint Augustine
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O Lord my God, tell me what you are to me. Say to my soul, I am your salvation. Say it so that I can hear it. My heart is listening, Lord; open the ears of my heart and say to my soul, I am your salvation. Let me run toward this voice and seize hold of you. Do not hide your face from me: let me die so that I may see it, for not to see it would be death to me indeed. Saint Augustine
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Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men. Saint Augustine
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It is indeed better (as no one ever could deny) that men should be led to worship God by teaching, than that they should be driven to it by fear of punishment or pain; but it does not follow that because the former course produces the better men, therefore those who do not yield to it should be neglected. For many have found advantage (as we have proved, and are daily proving by actual experiment), in being first compelled by fear or pain, so that they might afterwards be influenced by teaching, or might follow out in act what they had already learned in word. Saint Augustine
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If you are pleased with what you are, you have stopped already. If you say, "It is enough," you are lost. Keep on walking, moving forward, trying for the goal. Saint Augustine
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Free curiosity is of more value than harsh discipline. Saint Augustine
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Such is the strength of the burden of habit. Here I have the power to be but do not wish it. There I wish to be but lacks the power. On both grounds, I'm in misery. Saint Augustine
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I err therefore I am. Saint Augustine
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I was unhappy and so is every soul unhappy which is tied to its love for mortal things; when it loses them, it is torn in pieces, and it is then that it comes to realize the unhappiness which was there even before it lost them. Saint Augustine
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Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love. Saint Augustine
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Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms. Saint Augustine
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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Saint Augustine
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O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. Saint Augustine
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What matters it to me if someone does not understand this? Let him too rejoice and say, "What is this?" Let him rejoice even at this, and let him love to find you while not finding it out, rather than, while finding it out, not to find you. Saint Augustine
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If you comprehend, it is not God. Saint Augustine
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The dove loves when it quarrels; the wolf hates when it flatters. Saint Augustine
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We were ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God . Saint Augustine
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Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine
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Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. Saint Augustine
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Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty. Saint Augustine
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Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. Saint Augustine
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If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me? Saint Augustine
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The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer. Saint Augustine
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Love God, and do what you like. Saint Augustine
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Charity is the root of all good works. Saint Augustine
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The one who is our very Life descended into our world, and bore our death, and slew it with the abundance of His own life. Thundering, He called out to us to return to Him in heaven. Saint Augustine
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You don't love in your enemies what they are, but what you would have them become by your prayers. Saint Augustine
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We should never use the truth to wound. Saint Augustine
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Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold, Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee. Thou was with me when I was not with Thee. Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness. Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace. For Thyself Thou hast made us, and restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease. Late have I loved Thee, Thou Beauty ever old and ever new. Thou hast burst my bonds asunder; unto Thee will I offer up an offering of praise. Saint Augustine
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Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. Saint Augustine
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Chastity, or cleanness of heart, holds a glorious and distinguished place among the virtues, because she, alone, enables man to see God; hence Truth itself said, 'Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.' Saint Augustine
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Solvitur ambulando . . . it is solved by walking. Saint Augustine
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Let those who think I have said too little and those who think I have said too much, forgive me; and let those who think I have said just enough thank God with me. Saint Augustine
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It is human to err, but it is devilish to remain willfully in error. Saint Augustine
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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? Saint Augustine
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Hear, O God. Alas, for man's sin! So saith man, and Thou pitiest him; for Thou madest him, but sin is in him Thou madest not. Who remindeth me of the sins of my infancy? for in Thy sight none is pure from sin, not even the infant whose life is but a day upon the earth. Saint Augustine
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What is perfection in love? Love your enemies in such a way that you would desire to make them your brothers ... For so did He love, Who hanging on the Cross, said "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34) Saint Augustine
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Give what you command, and command what you will. You impose continency on us. Saint Augustine
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We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. Saint Augustine
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Anger is a weed; hate is the tree. Saint Augustine
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When the apostle James was talking about faith and works against those who thought their faith was enough, and didn't want to have good works, he said, You believe God is one; you do well; the demons also believe, and tremble. Saint Augustine
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When the Head and members are despised, then the whole Christ is despised, for the whole Christ, Head and body, is that just man against whom deceitful lips speak iniquity (Ps. 30:19). (p. 425). Saint Augustine
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