Saint Augustine Quotes & Wallpapers

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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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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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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It is human to err, but it is devilish to remain willfully in error. 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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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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The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy; charity demands beneficence and fraternal correction; it is benevolence; it fosters reciprocity and remains disinterested and generous; it is friendship and communion: Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works. There is the goal; that is why we run: we run toward it, and once we reach it, in it we shall find rest. Saint Augustine
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I thought that continence was a matter of our own strength, and I knew that I had not the strength: for in my utter foolishness I did not know the word of Your Scripture that none can be continent unless You give it. Saint Augustine
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Do not say that you have chaste minds if you have unchaste eyes, because an unchaste eye is the messenger of an unchaste heart. Saint Augustine
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And yet I do love a kind of light, melody, fragrance, food, embracement when I love my God; for He is the light, the melody, the fragrance, the food, the embracement of my inner self - there where is a brillance that space cannot contain, a sound that time cannot carry away, a perfume that no breeze disperses, a taste undimisnished by eating, a clinging together that no saiety will sunder. This is what I love when I love my God. Saint Augustine
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I am convinced that in all history there has never been a greater need to Pray for our Pastors than exists right now! Pastors are experiencing an unprecedented wave of attacks, stresses, challenges. obstacles. pressures. 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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Before God can deliver us we must undeceive ourselves. Saint Augustine
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Someone who knows enough to become the owner of a tree, and gives thanks to you for the benefits it brings him, is in a better state, even if ignorant of its height in feet and the extent of its spread, than another who measures and counts all its branches but neither owns it nor knows its creator nor loves him. Saint Augustine
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How high a price we pay for the burden of habit! I am fitted for life here where I do not want to be, I want to live there but am unfit for it, and on both counts I am miserable. Saint Augustine
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Our whole business in this Life is to restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen. Saint Augustine
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Beauty is the brilliance of truth. Saint Augustine
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Without the Spirit we can neither love God nor keep His commandments. Saint Augustine
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Was it for my good that the rein was laid loose, as it were, upon me, for me to sin? or was it not laid loose? If not, why does it still echo in our ears on all sides, "Let him alone, let him do as he will, for he is not yet baptized?" but as to bodily health, no one says, "Let him be worse wounded, for he is not yet healed." How much better then, had I been at once healed; and then, by my friends' diligence and my own, my soul's recovered health had been kept safe in Thy keeping who gavest it. Saint Augustine
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War should we waged without love of violence, cruelty, or enmity. Saint Augustine
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Try to acquire the virtues you believe lacking in your brothers. Then you will no longer see their defects, for you will no longer have them yourself. Saint Augustine
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Why is it that man desires to be made sad, beholding doleful and tragical things, which yet himself would by no means suffer? Saint Augustine
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The most venerable, clearly understood, enlightened, and reliable constant in the world is not only that we want to be happy, but that we want only to be so. Our very nature requires it of us. Saint Augustine
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People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering... Now, let us acknowledge the wonder of our physical incarnation- that we are here, in these particular bodies, at this particular time, in these particular circumstances. May we never take for granted the gift of our individuality. Saint Augustine
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You are surprised that the world is losing its grip? That the world is grown old? Don't hold onto the old man, the world; don't refuse to regain your youth in Christ, who says to you: 'The world is passing away; the world is losing its grip; the world is short of breath. Don't fear, your youth shall be renewed as an eagle.' Saint Augustine
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God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed. Saint Augustine
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Moreover, from the time when He said, 'Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven;' and again, 'He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it; ' no one becomes a member of Christ except it be either by baptism in Christ, or death for Christ. Saint Augustine
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For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them. Saint Augustine
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Our life is a gymnasium of desire.... When Christians say "God," what do we wish to express? This word is all that we yearn for." Saint Augustine
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O Sacrament of Love! O sign of Unity! O bond of Charity! He who would have Life finds here indeed a Life to live in and a Life to live by. Saint Augustine
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I did not find you outside, O Lord, because I made the mistake of seeking outside you who were within Saint Augustine
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Any woman who does not give birth to as many children as she is capable is guilty of murder. Saint Augustine
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The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but- what is worse- the slave of as many masters as he has vices. Saint Augustine
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To seek the greatest good is to live well, and to live well is nothing other than to love God with the whole heart, the whole soul, and the whole mind: It is therefore obvious that this love must be kept whole and uncorrupt, that is temperance; it should not be overcome with difficulties, that is fortitude, it must not be subservient to anything else, that is justice; it must discriminate among things so as not to be deceived by falsity or fraud, that is prudence. Saint Augustine
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I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Saint Augustine
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He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Saint Augustine
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The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. Saint Augustine
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To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. Saint Augustine
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Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is? Saint Augustine
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Hear the other side. Saint Augustine
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To seek the highest good is to live well. Saint Augustine
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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Saint Augustine
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It is not in virtue of its liberty that the human will attains to grace, it is much rather by grace that it attains to liberty. Saint Augustine
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Love and say it with your life. Saint Augustine
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Give what You command and command what You will. Saint Augustine
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The way to Christ is first through humility, second through humility, and third through humility. If humility does not precede and accompany and follow every good work we do, if it is not before us to focus on, it it is not beside us to lean upon, if it is not behind us to fence us in, pride will wrench from our hand any good deed we do at the very moment we do it. Saint Augustine
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Lord Jesus, don't let me lie when I say that I love you.....and protect me, for today I could betray you. Saint Augustine
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Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence. Saint Augustine
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Really great things, when discussed by little men, can usually make such men grow big. Saint Augustine
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God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you - yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. Saint Augustine
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You are my Lord, because You have no need of my goodness. Saint Augustine
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He who thinks he lives without sin puts aside not sin, but pardon. Saint Augustine
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When I come to be united to thee with all my being, then there will be no more pain and toil for me, and my life shall be a real life, being wholly filled by thee. Saint Augustine
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They who shall enter into [the] joy [of the Lord] shall know what is going on outside in the outer darkness. . .The saints'. . . knowledge, which shall be great, shall keep them acquainted. . .with the eternal sufferings of the lost. Saint Augustine
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Now, may our God be our hope. He Who made all things is better than all things. He Who made all beautiful things is more beautiful than all of them. He Who made all mighty things is more mighty than all of them. He Who made all great things is greater than all of them. Learn to love the Creator in His creature, and the maker in what He has made. Saint Augustine
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The reward of patience Is patience. Saint Augustine
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God Almighty would in no way permit evil in His works were He not so omnipotent and good that even out of evil He could work good. Saint Augustine
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