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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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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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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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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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Love can be angry... with a kind of anger in which there is no gall, like the dove's and not the ravens. Saint Augustine
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All truth and understanding is a result of a divine light which is God Himself. 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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War should we waged without love of violence, cruelty, or enmity. Saint Augustine
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Beauty is the brilliance of truth. Saint Augustine
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To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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God's love is unconditional. Be sure that yours is too! Saint Augustine
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The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience. Saint Augustine
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Except he be willing, man cannot believe. 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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If faith fails, prayer perishes. Saint Augustine
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Salvation is God's way of making us real people. Saint Augustine
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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
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Temperance is a disposition that restrains our desires for things which it is base to desire. Saint Augustine
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Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desirest to attain to what thou art not. Saint Augustine
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A report has come back. The proceeding is ended. Saint Augustine
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Indifferent acts are judged by their ends; sins are judged by themselves. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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Rome has spoken; the case is concluded. Saint Augustine
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He who sings prays twice. Saint Augustine
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Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. Saint Augustine
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What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels. Saint Augustine
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It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. Saint Augustine
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To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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Lord, who art always the same, give that I know myself, give that I know Thee. Saint Augustine
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He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. Saint Augustine
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Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained. Saint Augustine
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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
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He that loveth little prayeth little, he that loveth much prayeth much. Saint Augustine
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You aspire to great things? Begin with the little ones. Saint Augustine
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The entire most beautiful order of things that are very good, when their measures have been accomplished, is to pass away. Saint Augustine
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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
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The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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Hell was made for the inquisitive. Saint Augustine
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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
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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
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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
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Choose to love whomsoever thou wilt: all else will follow. Saint Augustine
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Understanding is the wages of faith. Saint Augustine
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Keep on adding, keep on walking, keep on progressing: do not delay on the road, do not go back, do not deviate. Saint Augustine
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Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence. Saint Augustine
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Ex Malo Bounum (good out of evil). Saint Augustine
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Indifferent acts are judged by their ends sins are judged by themselves. Saint Augustine
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Sin is looking for the right thing in the wrong place. Saint Augustine
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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
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Beware of bad Catholics. Saint Augustine
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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
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