Saint Augustine Quotes

Saint Augustine

Carthaginian author, saint, & church father (354 AD - 430 AD)

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Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.

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I was in love with loving.

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The argument is at an end.

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Patience is the companion of wisdom.

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You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.

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Hear the other side.
(Audi Partem Alteram)

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Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.

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The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page.

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My love for you, Lord, is not an uncertain feeling, but a matter of concious certainty. With your word you pierced my heart, and I loved you. But heaven and earth and everything in them on all sides tell me to love you.

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...Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee.

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O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

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To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

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If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

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Patience is the companion of wisdom.

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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.

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