Augustine of Hippo

The health of the soul is to cling steadfastly to the better part, that is, to the unchangeable God – Augustine of Hippo

If you should ask me what are the ways of God, I would tell you that
the 1st is humility
the 2nd is humility
the 3rd is humility – Augustine of Hippo

Love all men, even your enemies; love them, not because they are your brothers, but that they may become your brothers – Augustine of Hippo

God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed – Augustine of Hippo

Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders – Augustine of Hippo

Too late have I loved you, O Beauty so ancient, O Beauty so new. Too late have I loved you! – Augustine of Hippo

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are – Augustine of Hippo

If you pray well, you will live well, if you live well, you will die well, and if you die well, then, all is well! – Augustine of Hippo

The cross was a pulpit from which Christ preached God’s love to the world – Augustine of Hippo

This is the happy life, to rejoice to Thee, of Thee, for Thee; this is it, and there is no other – Augustine of Hippo

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed – Augustine of Hippo

Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature – Augustine of Hippo

All wealth which is not my God is poverty and misery for me – Augustine of Hippo

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us – Augustine of Hippo

Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies – Augustine of Hippo

Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence – Augustine of Hippo

Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it – Augustine of Hippo

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul – Augustine of Hippo

You become worse than the sinner if you fail to correct him – Augustine of Hippo

Let us not be prompt in arguments, and indolent in prayers – Augustine of Hippo

Jesus Christ is not valued at all until He is valued above all – Augustine of Hippo

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation – Augustine of Hippo

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections – Augustine of Hippo

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 – Augustine of Hippo

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you – Augustine of Hippo

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works – Augustine of Hippo

Without You, what am I to myself but a guide to my own downfall? – Augustine of Hippo

Give what You command, and then command whatever You will – Augustine of Hippo

The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder – Augustine of Hippo

Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee – Augustine of Hippo

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