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There is no sin unless through a man's own will, and hence the reward when we do right things also of our own will."

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Augustine of Hippo

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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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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
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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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Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
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And yet, will we ever come to an end of discussion and talk if we think we must always reply to repl...
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AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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For a sentence is not complete unless each word, once its syllables have been pronounced, gives way ...
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AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
For I wondered that others, subject to death, did live, since
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No one knows what he himself is made of, except his own spirit within him, yet there is still some p...
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You called and shouted and burst my deafness. You flashed, shone, and scattered my blindness. You br...
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You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and ca...
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There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Our hearts have been made for you, O God, and they shall never rest until they rest in you.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our ...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but be...
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AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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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
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Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, an...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast w...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Tolle, lege: take up and read.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and...
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The soul is "torn apart in a painful condition as long as it prefers the eternal because of its Trut...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Life is a misery, death an uncertainty. Suppose it steals suddenly upon me, in what state shall I le...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
You never depart from us, but yet, only with difficulties do we return to You.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to foot
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
I was unhappy and so is every soul unhappy which is tied to its love for mortal things; when it lose...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
The deformity of Christ forms you. If he had not willed to be deformed, you would not have recovered...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to los...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
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
Homines sunt voluntates
ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO. - THE CITY OF GOD - XIV
The world is a great big book, of which those who never travel read only one page.
AUGUSTINE
None save great men have been the authors of great heresies.
AUGUSTINE
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Lord, Make me chaste, but not yet
ST. AUGUSTINE
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
ST. AUGUSTINE
The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.
ST. AUGUSTINE
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
NORMAN 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
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is s...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in e...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I alr...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without cea...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of se...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
This world's a bubble.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
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
There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
If by fate anyone means the will or power of God, let him keep his meaning but mend his language: fo...
ST. AUGUSTINE
Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm
AUGUSTINE BIRRELL
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
ST AUGUSTINE