Augustine of Hippo Quotes

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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
— Augustine of Hippo

habit

From many to make one.
— Augustine of Hippo
Poetry is devil's wine.

poetry

What a man loves, a man is.
— Augustine of Hippo
Love is the beauty of the soul.
— Augustine of Hippo

love

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

patience wisdom

The verdict of the world is conclusive.
Suspicion is the poison of true friendship.
— Augustine of Hippo
Unless you believe, you will not understand.

beliefs

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
— Augustine of Hippo

famous

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
— Augustine of Hippo
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
— Augustine of Hippo

justice charity

My inner self was a house divided against itself.

be yourself inner peace the self

The playthings of our elders are called business.
— Augustine of Hippo

work

Give me chastity and continence, but not just now.
— Augustine of Hippo

sex

Humble wedlock is far better than proud virginity.
— Augustine of Hippo
Give me chastity and self-control, but not just yet.
— Augustine of Hippo
Troubles are but so many instructors to teach men wit.

trouble

Faith opens a way for the understanding, unbelief closes it.
— Augustine of Hippo
Give me chastity and self-restraint, but do not give it yet.
— Augustine of Hippo
Our will is truly free, when it serves neither vice nor sin.
— Augustine of Hippo
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
— Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
— Augustine of Hippo

Travel

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
— Augustine of Hippo

the world Travel

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
— Augustine of Hippo

justice

We make a ladder of our vices if we trample those same vices underfoot.

vice

Man wishes to be happy even when he so lives to make happiness impossible.

happiness

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
— Augustine of Hippo
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
— Augustine of Hippo
Certainly God has promised you forgiveness—but he has not promised you the next day.
— Augustine of Hippo

death

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

humility

Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature.
— Augustine of Hippo
Happiness consists in the attainment of our desires, and in our having only right desires.
— Augustine of Hippo
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
— Augustine of Hippo

virtue

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
— Augustine of Hippo

faith

What tigress is there that does not purr over her young ones, and fawn upon them in tenderness?

parents mother

Who would not tremble and rather choose to die than to be a baby again, if given such a choice?
— Augustine of Hippo

babies

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
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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.
— Augustine of Hippo

time

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.
— Augustine of Hippo

forgiveness

When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other's flame.

happiness joy

You aspire to great things?  Begin with little ones.  You desire to erect a very high building?  Think first of the foundation of humility.  The higher one intends it, the deeper must the foundation be laid.

humility

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at 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.
— Augustine of Hippo
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.
— Augustine of Hippo

introspection