Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotes

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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

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotes
Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotes
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

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
Saint Augustine

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
Saint Augustine

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
Saint Augustine

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Saint Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
Saint Augustine

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
Saint Augustine

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

Love, and do what you like.
Saint Augustine

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
Saint Augustine

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
Saint Augustine

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
Saint Augustine

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Saint Augustine

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

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
Saint Augustine

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
Saint Augustine

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
Saint Augustine

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

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
Saint Augustine
 
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