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Consequently, if the republic is the weal of the people, and there is no people if it be not associated by a common acknowledgment of right, and if there is no right where there is no justice, then most certainly it follows that there is no republic where there is no justice.


Saint Augustine of Hippo

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Is any man skillful enough to have fashioned himself?
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, t...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Narrow is the mansion of my soul; enlarge Thou it, that Thou mayest enter in. It is ruinous; repair ...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Love is the beauty of the soul
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is s...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The Greeks think they justly honor players, because they worship the gods who demand plays; the Roma...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
AUGUSTINE HIPPO
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of ...
AUGUSTINE HIPPO
Why do you object to war? Surely not, because men, who eventually die anyway, are killed in war? St
AUGUSTINE HIPPO
Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, an...
AUGUSTINE HIPPO
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
To Carthage I came, where there sang all around my ears a cauldron of unholy loves.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Not the punishment but the cause makes the martyr.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The greatest evil is physical pain.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
To seek the highest good is to live well.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
And behold you were within me,
and I out of myself,
and there I searched for you.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
For, were it not good that evil things should also exist, the omnipotent God would almost certainly ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Due to seeing everything, we begin to stand everything … Due to standing everything, we eventually...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
I was in love with loving.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Hear the other side.
(Audi Partem Alteram)
SAINT AUGUSTINE
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational appreh...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For wher...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
SAINT AUGUSTINE