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Saint Augustine
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The weakness of little children's limbs is innocent, not their souls . Saint Augustine
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A person can do other things against his will, but belief is possible only in one who is willing. Saint Augustine
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You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run. Saint Augustine
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Your best servant is the person who does not attend so much to hearing what he himself wants as to willing what he has heard from you. Saint Augustine
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We come to God by love and not by navigation. Saint Augustine
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Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says For the woman I love and the second, For my best friend. Saint Augustine
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We are too weak to discover the truth by reason alone Saint Augustine
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Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist. Saint Augustine
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It is said that there is no salvation outside the Church. Who denies this? And therefore whatever things of the Church are had outside the Church do not avail unto salvation. Saint Augustine
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Baptism does not profit a man outside unity with the Church ... For many heretics also possess this Sacrament but not the fruits of salvation ... The benefits which flow from Baptism are necessarily fruits which belong to the true Church alone. Children Baptized in other communions cease to be members of the Church when, after reaching the age of reason, they make formal profession of heresy, as, for example, by receiving communion in a non-Catholic Church. Saint Augustine
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Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me. Saint Augustine
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When I am completely united to You, there will be no more sorrow or trials; entirely full of You, my life will be complete. Saint Augustine
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Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Saint Augustine
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Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; courage is love bearing all things gladly for the sake of Him who is its object; justice is love serving only Him who is its object, and therefore rightly ruling; prudence is love making wise distinction between what hinders and what helps itself. Saint Augustine
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Nothing, therefore, happens unless the Omnipotent wills it to happen. He either permits it to happen, or He brings it about Himself. Saint Augustine
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God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one; but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things. Saint Augustine
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There is no salvation outside the church. Saint Augustine
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The one who sings, prays twice. Saint Augustine
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The Devil invented gambling. Saint Augustine
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You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love. Saint Augustine
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He pleaseth God whom God pleaseth. Saint Augustine
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The heart of man is restless until he finds rest in Thee. Saint Augustine
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What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know. Saint Augustine
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Longing desire prayeth always, though the tongue be silent. If thou art ever longing, thou art ever praying. Saint Augustine
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For what is faith unless it is to believe what you do not see? Saint Augustine
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I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new! Saint Augustine
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There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn. Saint Augustine
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Hope has two lovely daughters, anger and courage. Saint Augustine
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Let us therefore yield ourselves and bow to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, which can neither err nor deceive. Saint Augustine
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What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice. Saint Augustine
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To sing is to pray twice. Saint Augustine
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Whatever skills I have acquired, whatever gifts I have been given, I place them at Your service. Saint Augustine
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Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ; rest your weary ones; bless your dying ones; soothe your suffering ones; pity your afflicted ones; shield your joyous ones; and all for your love's sake. Amen. Saint Augustine
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Love is ever new because it never groweth old. Saint Augustine
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To my God a heart of flame; To my fellow man a heart of love; To myself a heart of steel. Saint Augustine
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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. Saint Augustine
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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. Saint Augustine
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Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue. Saint Augustine
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Even the straws under my knees shout to distract me from prayer Saint Augustine
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To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. Saint Augustine
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It is not that we keep His commandments first and that then He loves but that He loves us and then we keep His commandments. This is that grace which is revealed to the humble but hidden from the proud. Saint Augustine
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Dilige et quod vis fac. (Love and then what you will, do.) Saint Augustine
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We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs. Saint Augustine
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By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity. Saint Augustine
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The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling? Saint Augustine
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Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. Saint Augustine
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It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all. Saint Augustine
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. Saint Augustine
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Love, and do what you like. Saint Augustine
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Wine-drinking is the mother of all mischief, the root of crimes, the spring of vices, the whirlwind of the brain, the overthrow of the sense, the tempest of the tongue, the ruin of the body, the shame of life, the stain of honesty, and the plague and corruption of the soul. Saint Augustine
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One does not read in the Gospel that the Lord said: I will send you the Paraclete who will teach you about the course of the sun and moon. For He willed to make them Christians, not mathematicians. Saint Augustine
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Come, brethren, if you wish to be engrafted in the vine. It grieves us to see you thus lie cut off. Number the priests in the very chair of Peter, And see in that order of fathers who succeeded the other. This is the rock which the proud gates of hell overcome not. Saint Augustine
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You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Saint Augustine
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I loved not yet, yet I loved to love... I sought what I might love, loving to love. Saint Augustine
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O sons of Peace, sons of the One Catholic, walk in your way, and sing as you walk. Travelers do this in order to keep up their spirits. (p. 427). Saint Augustine
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if there is something more excellent than the truth, then that is God; if not, then truth itself is God Saint Augustine
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Oh, beauty, ever ancient and ever new. Saint Augustine
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O eternal truth and true love and beloved eternity! You are my God; to you I sigh by day and by night. And when I first knew you, you raised me up so that I could see that there was something to see and that I still lacked the ability to see it. And you beat back the weakness of my sight, blazing upon me with your rays, and I trembled in love and in dread... Saint Augustine
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If you are suffering from a bad man's injustice, forgive him lest there be two bad men. Saint Augustine
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The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. Saint Augustine
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One loving heart sets another on fire. Saint Augustine
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The measure of love is to love without measuring. Saint Augustine
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If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide? Saint Augustine
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The ministry is a weight from which even an angel might shrink Saint Augustine
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God is not greater if you reverence Him, but you are greater if you serve Him. Saint Augustine
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It is He who gave to this intellectual nature free-will of such a kind, that if he wishes to forsake God his blessedness, misery should forthwith result. Saint Augustine
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If a parricide is more wicked than anyone who commits homicide-because he kills not merely a man but a near relative-without doubt worse still is he who kills himself, because there is none nearer to a man than himself. Saint Augustine
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Every good and true Christian should understand that wherever he may find the truth it is his Lord's. Saint Augustine
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I became evil for no reason. I had no motive for my wickedness except wickedness itself. It was foul, and I loved it. I loved the self-destruction, I loved my fall, not the object for which I had fallen but my fall itself. My depraved soul leaped down from your firmament to ruin. I was seeking not to gain anything by shameful means, but shame for its own sake. Saint Augustine
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For God loves saving, not condemning, and therefore He is patient with bad people, in order to make good people out of bad people. Saint Augustine
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