Saint Augustine Quotes


Information about Saint Augustine

One of the greatest influences of the church, St. Augustine was the son of a Christian mother and a pagan father. He converted to Christianity at the age of 31, drifting through different beliefs and doctrines throughout his early life. St. Augustine's most far reaching works were "Confessions" and "On the City of God," the latter the study of Christianity's relationship with secular socie…

Date of Birth: November 13, 354
Date of Death: August 28, 430


Found 70 quotes by Saint Augustine .
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"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." Saint Augustine
As quoted in The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy : Daily Wisdom from the Greatest Thinkers (2004) pg. 50 The original, full quote reads "Quantum in te crescit amor, tantum crescit pulchritudo; quia ipsa charitas est animae pulchritudo," and was fully translated as "Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." Here Augstine points out the inherent beauty that takes root within us when we love. Add Category or Author

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"Love is the beauty of the soul." Saint Augustine
As quoted in The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy : Daily Wisdom from the Greatest Thinkers (2004) pg. 50 The original, full quote reads "Quantum in te crescit amor, tantum crescit pulchritudo; quia ipsa charitas est animae pulchritudo," and was fully translated as "Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." Here Augstine points out the inherent beauty that takes root within us when we love. Add Category or Author

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"I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him." Saint Augustine
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"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility." Saint Augustine
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"He that is jealous is not in love." Saint Augustine
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Hatred   

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"Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation." Saint Augustine
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Abstinence   

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

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

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"Patience is the companion of wisdom." Saint Augustine
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Patience   

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"We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot." Saint Augustine
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"Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe." Saint Augustine
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Faith   

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"Charity is no substitute for justice withheld." Saint Augustine
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Charity   

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"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine
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Books And Reading   

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"God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and if understanding of his adversity, he would be despairing and senseless" Saint Augustine
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"People travel to marvel at the mountains, seas, rivers and stars; and they pass right by themselves without astonishment." Saint Augustine
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Mountains   

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"You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones." Saint Augustine
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"I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so" Saint Augustine
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Authority   

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"Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand." Saint Augustine
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Faith   

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"Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence." Saint Augustine
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Belief    Life   

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"And behold you were within me,and I out of myself, and there I searched for you." Saint Augustine
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"By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity." Saint Augustine
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