Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, Saint Austin, Blessed Augustine, and the Doctor of Grace, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius . He is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions. According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine “established a new the ancient Faith.”
God Loves Each Of Us As If There Were Only One Of Us.
The World Is A Book, And Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only A Page.
O Holy Spirit, Descend Plentifully Into My Heart. Enlighten The Dark Corners Of This Neglected Dwelling And Scatter There Thy Cheerful Beams.
In The Absence Of Justice, What Is Sovereignty But Organized Robbery?
Patience Is The Companion Of Wisdom.
The Purpose Of All Wars, Is Peace.
Men Go Abroad To Wonder At The Heights Of Mountains, At The Huge Waves Of The Sea, At The Long Courses Of The Rivers, At The Vast Compass Of The Ocean, At The Circular Motions Of The Stars, And They Pass By Themselves Without Wondering.
Find Out How Much God Has Given You And From It Take What You Need; The Remainder Is Needed By Others.
We Cannot Pass Our Guardian Angel's Bounds, Resigned Or Sullen, He Will Hear Our Sighs.
Do You Wish To Be Great? Then Begin By Being. Do You Desire To Construct A Vast And Lofty Fabric? Think First About The Foundations Of Humility. The Higher Your Structure Is To Be, The Deeper Must Be Its Foundation.
Complete Abstinence Is Easier Than Perfect Moderation.
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.
What Does Love Look Like? It Has The Hands To Help Others. It Has The Feet To Hasten To The Poor And Needy. It Has Eyes To See Misery And Want. It Has The Ears To Hear The Sighs And Sorrows Of Men. That Is What Love Looks Like.
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.
Faith Is To Believe What You Do Not See; The Reward Of This Faith Is To See What You Believe.
Miracles Are Not Contrary To Nature, But Only Contrary To What We Know About Nature.
To Many, Total Abstinence Is Easier Than Perfect Moderation.
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.
Seek Not To Understand That You May Believe, But Believe That You May Understand.
To Abstain From Sin When One Can No Longer Sin Is To Be Forsaken By Sin, Not To Forsake It.
God Judged It Better To Bring Good Out Of Evil Than To Suffer No Evil To Exist.
Passion Is The Evil In Adultery. If A Man Has No Opportunity Of Living With Another Man's Wife, But If It Is Obvious For Some Reason That He Would Like To Do So, And Would Do So If He Could, He Is No Less Guilty Than If He Was Caught In The Act.
The Spiritual Virtue Of A Sacrament Is Like Light; Although It Passes Among The Impure, It Is Not Polluted.
Pray As Though Everything Depended On God. Work As Though Everything Depended On You.
Bad Company Is Like A Nail Driven Into A Post, Which, After The First And Second Blow, May Be Drawn Out With Little Difficulty; But Being Once Driven Up To The Head, The Pincers Cannot Take Hold To Draw It Out, But Which Can Only Be Done By The Destruction Of The Wood.
There Is Something In Humility Which Strangely Exalts The Heart.
Thou Hast Created Us For Thyself, And Our Heart Is Not Quiet Until It Rests In Thee.
We Are Certainly In A Common Class With The Beasts; Every Action Of Animal Life Is Concerned With Seeking Bodily Pleasure And Avoiding Pain.
It Is Not The Punishment But The Cause That Makes The Martyr.
Give Me Chastity And Continence, But Not Yet.
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.
Indeed, Man Wishes To Be Happy Even When He So Lives As To Make Happiness Impossible.
What Then Is Time? If No One Asks Me, I Know What It Is. If I Wish To Explain It To Him Who Asks, I Do Not Know.
Do You Wish To Rise? Begin By Descending. You Plan A Tower That Will Pierce The Clouds? Lay First The Foundation Of Humility.
The Words Printed Here Are Concepts. You Must Go Through The Experiences.
O Lord, Help Me To Be Pure, But Not Yet.
My Mind Withdrew Its Thoughts From Experience, Extracting Itself From The Contradictory Throng Of Sensuous Images, That It Might Find Out What That Light Was Wherein It Was Bathed... And Thus, With The Flash Of One Hurried Glance, It Attained To The Vision Of That Which Is.
The Desire Is Thy Prayers; And If Thy Desire Is Without Ceasing, Thy Prayer Will Also Be Without Ceasing. The Continuance Of Your Longing Is The Continuance Of Your Prayer.
No Eulogy Is Due To Him Who Simply Does His Duty And Nothing More.
By Faithfulness We Are Collected And Wound Up Into Unity Within Ourselves, Whereas We Had Been Scattered Abroad In Multiplicity.
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.
He That Is Kind Is Free, Though He Is A Slave; He That Is Evil Is A Slave, Though He Be A King.
I Want My Friend To Miss Me As Long As I Miss Him.
The Greatest Evil Is Physical Pain.
It Was Pride That Changed Angels Into Devils; It Is Humility That Makes Men As Angels.
Love Is The Beauty Of The Soul.
Love, And Do What You Like.
We Make A Ladder For Ourselves Of Our Vices, If We Trample Those Same Vices Underfoot.
A Thing Is Not Necessarily True Because Badly Uttered, Nor False Because Spoken Magnificently.
The Confession Of Evil Works Is The First Beginning Of Good Works.