Augustine of Hippo Quotes
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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
From many to make one.
Poetry is devil's wine.
What a man loves, a man is.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
The verdict of the world is conclusive.
Suspicion is the poison of true friendship.
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
My inner self was a house divided against itself.
The playthings of our elders are called business.
Give me chastity and continence, but not just now.
Humble wedlock is far better than proud virginity.
Give me chastity and self-control, but not just yet.
Troubles are but so many instructors to teach men wit.
Faith opens a way for the understanding, unbelief closes it.
Give me chastity and self-restraint, but do not give it yet.
Our will is truly free, when it serves neither vice nor sin.
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
We make a ladder of our vices if we trample those same vices underfoot.
Man wishes to be happy even when he so lives to make happiness impossible.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Certainly God has promised you forgiveness—but he has not promised you the next day.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature.
Happiness consists in the attainment of our desires, and in our having only right desires.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
What tigress is there that does not purr over her young ones, and fawn upon them in tenderness?
Who would not tremble and rather choose to die than to be a baby again, if given such a choice?
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.