Saint Augustine Quotes & Wallpapers

Saint Augustine
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All truth and understanding is a result of a divine light which is God Himself. Saint Augustine

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

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

Our whole business in this Life is to restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen. Saint Augustine

Beauty is the brilliance of truth. Saint Augustine

To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die. Saint Augustine

Therefore once for all this short command is given to you. 'Love and do what you will.' If you keep silent, keep silent by love; if you speak, speak by love; if you correct, correct by love; if you pardon, pardon by love: let love be rooted in you, and from the root nothing but good can grow. Saint Augustine

Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee; for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee. Saint Augustine

God's love is unconditional. Be sure that yours is too! Saint Augustine

The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience. Saint Augustine

Except he be willing, man cannot believe. Saint Augustine

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

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

The reward of patience Is patience. Saint Augustine

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

If faith fails, prayer perishes. Saint Augustine

Salvation is God's way of making us real people. Saint Augustine

I inquired what wickedness is, and I didn't find a substance, but a perversity of will twisted away from the highest substance - You, O God - towards inferior things, rejecting its own inner life and swelling with external matters. Saint Augustine

Temperance is a disposition that restrains our desires for things which it is base to desire. Saint Augustine

Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desirest to attain to what thou art not. Saint Augustine

A report has come back. The proceeding is ended. Saint Augustine

Indifferent acts are judged by their ends; sins are judged by themselves. Saint Augustine

I read there that God the Word was born not of flesh nor of blood, nor of the will of man, nor the will of the flesh, but of God. But, that the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us - I found this nowhere there. Saint Augustine

Hence, a devout Christian must avoid astrologers and all impious soothsayers, especially when they tell the truth, for fear of leading his soul into error by consorting with demons and entangling himself with the bonds of such association. Saint Augustine

Rome has spoken; the case is concluded. Saint Augustine

He who sings prays twice. Saint Augustine

Really great things, when discussed by little men, can usually make such men grow big. Saint Augustine

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

Too late came I to love you, O Beauty both so ancient and so new! Too late came I to love you - and behold you were with me all the time . . . Saint Augustine

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Saint Augustine

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

War should we waged without love of violence, cruelty, or enmity. Saint Augustine

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

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

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. Saint Augustine

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. Saint Augustine

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

Hear the other side. Saint Augustine

To seek the highest good is to live well. Saint Augustine

Love all men, even your enemies; love them, not because they are your brothers, but that they may become your brothers. Thus you will ever burn with fraternal love, both for him who is already your brother and for your enemy, that he may by loving become your brother. Saint Augustine

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. Saint Augustine

Lord, who art always the same, give that I know myself, give that I know Thee. Saint Augustine

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. Saint Augustine

Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained. Saint Augustine

I make bold to say that it is profitable for the proud to fall, in order that they may be humbled in that for which they have exalted themselves. Saint Augustine

He that loveth little prayeth little, he that loveth much prayeth much. Saint Augustine

You aspire to great things? Begin with the little ones. Saint Augustine

The entire most beautiful order of things that are very good, when their measures have been accomplished, is to pass away. Saint Augustine

Woman was merely man's helpmate, a function which pertains to her alone. She is not the image of God but as far as man is concerned, he is by himself the image of God. Saint Augustine

The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience. Saint Augustine

We must understand then, that even though God doesn't always give us what we want, He always gives us what we need for our salvation. Saint Augustine

Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, ...one consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, ...so inflamed with hatred against the City of God. Saint Augustine

Hell was made for the inquisitive. Saint Augustine

The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance. The mind commands the hand to move, and it so easy that one hardly distinguishes the order from its execution. Yet mind is mind and hand is body. The mind orders the mind to will. The recipient of the order is itself, yet it does not perform it. Saint Augustine

The soul is "torn apart in a painful condition as long as it prefers the eternal because of its Truth but does not discard the temporal because of familiarity. Saint Augustine

Our Lord reserved to Himself certain things which He would do in due time in a manner outside the course and order of nature, so that they would wonder and be astonished at seeing not great but unusual things, who are unmoved by things daily seen. For the government of the world is a greater miracle than feeding five thousand men from five loaves; yet at the former no one wonders, the latter astonishes all men: not as a greater wonder, but as a rarer. Saint Augustine

Choose to love whomsoever thou wilt: all else will follow. Saint Augustine

Understanding is the wages of faith. Saint Augustine

Keep on adding, keep on walking, keep on progressing: do not delay on the road, do not go back, do not deviate. Saint Augustine

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence. Saint Augustine

Ex Malo Bounum (good out of evil). Saint Augustine

Indifferent acts are judged by their ends sins are judged by themselves. Saint Augustine

Sin is looking for the right thing in the wrong place. Saint Augustine

We enjoy some gratification when our good friends die; for though their death leaves us in sorrow, we have the consolatory assurance that they are beyond the ills by which in this life even the best of people are broken down or corrupted. Saint Augustine

Beware of bad Catholics. Saint Augustine

Love, and do what you will. If you are silent, be silent for love; or if you cry out, cry out for love. If you chastise, chastise for love; if you spare, spare for love. Saint Augustine

If you should ask me what are the ways of God, I would tell you that the first is humility, the second is humility, and the third is humility. Not that there are no other precepts to give, but if humility does not preceed all that we do, our efforts are fruitless. Saint Augustine

Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times. 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

If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven... Saint Augustine



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