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Love is the beauty of the soul.


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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
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To Carthage I came, where there sang all around my ears a cauldron of unholy loves.
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Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
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Not the punishment but the cause makes the martyr.
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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
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Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
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Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
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O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
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Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.
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The greatest evil is physical pain.
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To seek the highest good is to live well.
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The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
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He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
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Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
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And behold you were within me,
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I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
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Unless you believe, you will not understand.
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I was in love with loving.
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Hear the other side.
(Audi Partem Alteram)
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To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational appreh...
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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Punishment is justice for the unjust.
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To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
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Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is s...
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I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in e...
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If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I alr...
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No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
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The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to...
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The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without cea...
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My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of se...
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Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn ...
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This world's a bubble.
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He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
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There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
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God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined.
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The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spir...
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What is grace? I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I don't know.
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While the best men are guided by love, most mean are still goaded by fear.
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Despise not yourselves, ye women; the Son of God was born of a woman
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Love, and do what you like
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Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first th...
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We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
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Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, ...
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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and...
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In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
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O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwell...
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Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
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What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful ...
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It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
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Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.
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Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
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I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
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Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it...
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If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.
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We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
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We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
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Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of h...
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God is best known in not knowing him.
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Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by other...
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He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.
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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 ...
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Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
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The argument is at an end.
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Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
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Hell was made for the inquisitive.
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Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbou...
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It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.
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Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
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Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Th...
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Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
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The verdict of the world is conclusive.
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Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires.
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The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood.
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To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
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Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation...
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In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
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Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
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God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
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If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
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Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.
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God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
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Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
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Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not...
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Better to have fewer wants than greater riches to supply increasing wants.
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And behold you were within me,and I out of myself, and there I searched for you.
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You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
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Did I wish even by stealth to do contrary to Thy law, because by power I could not, so that being a ...
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A temptation arises: it is the wind. It disturbs you: it is the surging of the seas. This is the tim...
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Understanding is the reward of faith.
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People travel to marvel at the mountains, seas, rivers and stars; and they pass right by themselves ...
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The world's verdict is conclusive.
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God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosp...
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We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with se...
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Love, and do what you will.
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Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they ...
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He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
And behold you were within me,
and I out of myself,
and there I searched for you.
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Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is ha...
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He that is jealous is not in love.
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I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
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We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with se...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so
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You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love,...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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Custom is second nature.
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He who labours, prays.
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The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling?
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Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof t...
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There is no possible source of evil except good.
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The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not po...
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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Hear the other side.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Love, and do what you like.
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If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on th...
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By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scatt...
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When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled
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You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
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If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel yo...
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We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
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We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The dove loves when it quarrels; the wolf hates when it flatters.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but bel...
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Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in the...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
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SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but...
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This world's a bubble.
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
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O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwell...
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I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
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Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long cours...
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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 OF HIPPO
I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered, I am not He, but He made me.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; courage is love bearing all ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
From many to make one. [Lat., Ex pluribus unum facere.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
God is best known in not knowing him. [Ger., Deus scitur melius nesciendo.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood. [Lat...
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
Consequently, if the republic is the weal of the people, and there is no people if it be not associa...
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By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scatt...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For wher...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not p...
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. [Lat., De ...
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
He fashioned hell for the inquisitive. [Lat., Curiosis fabricavit inferos.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of h...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in e...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I al...
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
By-and-by has no end. [Lat., Modo, et modo, non habebent modum.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel yo...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of se...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
They the hazers or eversores were rightly called Overturners, since they had themselves been first o...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The verdict of the world is conclusive. [Lat., Securus judicat orbis terrarum.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
Now he [Nebridius] lives in Abraham's bosom. [Lat., Nunc ille vivit in sinu Abraham.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Love, and do what thou wilt: whether thou hold thy peace, through love hold thy peace; whether thou ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
A child of those tears. [Lat., Filius istarum lacrymarum.]
SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE
The greatest evil is physical pain.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO