Quotation Explorer - 'Augustine Of Hippo'

Lord Jesus, don't let me lie when I say that I love you...and protect me, for today I could betray you. - Augustine of Hippo
Nondum amabam, et amare amabam - Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page. - Augustine of Hippo
Man himself is a great deep, whose very hairs Thou numberest, O Lord, and they fall not to the ground without Thee. And yet are the hairs of his head easier to be numbered than his feelings, and the beatings of his heart. - Augustine of Hippo
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. - 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 lose..! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place.... O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation. - Augustine of Hippo
If you understood him, it would not be God. - Augustine of Hippo
Hence, you see your faith, you see your doubt, you see your desire and will to learn, and when you are induced by divine authority to believe what you do not see, you see at one that you believe these things; you analyze and discern all this. - Augustine of Hippo
Moral character is assessed not by what a man knows but by what he loves - Augustine of Hippo
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. - Augustine of Hippo
He loves Thee too little, who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake. - Augustine of Hippo
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. - Augustine of Hippo
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. - Augustine of Hippo
I am no more than a child, but my Father lives for ever and I have a Protector great enough to save me. - Augustine of Hippo
Love the sinner and hate the sin. - Augustine of Hippo
Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature. - Augustine of Hippo
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. - Augustine of Hippo
Thus, every entity, even if it is a defective one, in so far as it is an entity, is good. In so far as it is defective, it is evil. - Augustine of Hippo
Is any man skillful enough to have fashioned himself? - Augustine of Hippo
credo ut intelligam. (i believe so i can understand). - Augustine of Hippo
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. - Augustine of Hippo
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. - Augustine of Hippo
There can only be two basic loves... the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God. - Augustine of Hippo
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas,at the long course of the rivers,at the vast compass of the ocean,at the circular motion of the stars,and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. - Augustine of Hippo
Yet we must say something when those who say the most are saying nothing. - Augustine of Hippo
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. - Augustine of Hippo
Prayer is the key that opens heaven; the favors we ask descend upon us the very instant our prayers ascend to God. - Augustine of Hippo
Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. - Augustine of Hippo
An unjust law is no law at all. - Augustine of Hippo
The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one another in God. (City of God, Book 19) - Augustine of Hippo
Sin is looking for the right thing in the wrong place. - Augustine of Hippo
The good man is free, even if he is a slave. The evil man is a slave, even if he is a king. - Augustine of Hippo
The deformity of Christ forms you. If he had not willed to be deformed, you would not have recovered the form which you had lost. Therefore he was deformed when he hung on the cross. But his deformity is our comeliness. In this life, therefore, let us hold fast to the deformed Christ. - Augustine of Hippo
He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother. - Augustine of Hippo
Celui qui se perd dans sa passion perd moins que celui qui perd sa passion. - Augustine of Hippo
When it happens that I am more moved by the song than the thing which is sung, I confess that I sin in a manner deserving punishment - Augustine of Hippo
We speak, but it is God who teaches. - Augustine of Hippo
Le bonheur, c'est continuer à désirer ce que l'on a déjà. - Augustine of Hippo
In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me. - Augustine of Hippo
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. - Augustine of Hippo
It is not that we keep His commandments first and that then He loves but that He loves us and then we keep His commandments. This is that grace which is revealed to the humble but hidden from the proud. - Augustine of Hippo
Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all. - Augustine of Hippo
I was still unteachable, being inflated with the novelty of heresy. - 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 believe, but yourself. - Augustine of Hippo
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. - Augustine of Hippo
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. - Augustine of Hippo
if we are wayfarers who want to return home, then we must see the world as a means of transportation (terestibus vel marinis vehiculis) and always remember to distinguish the means and ends. - Augustine of Hippo
There are many going afar to marvel at the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the long courses of great rivers, the vastness of the ocean, the movements of the stars, yet they leave themselves unnoticed! - Augustine of Hippo
For it is one thing to see the Land of Peace from a wooded ridge, and yet another to walk the road that leads to it. - Augustine of Hippo
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself. - Augustine of Hippo
A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to foot - Augustine of Hippo
Augustine taught that true freedom is not choice or lack of constraint, but being what you are meant to be. Humans were created in the image of God. True freedom, then, is not found in moving away from that image but only in living it out. - Augustine of Hippo
The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home. - Augustine of Hippo
Pray as though everything depends on God. And work as if everything depends on you. - Augustine of Hippo
how shall we be beautiful? By loving the One who is always beautiful. The more love grows in you, the more beauty grows: for love itself is the beauty of the soul. - Augustine of Hippo
It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds. - Augustine of Hippo
You are not blamed for your unwilling ignorance, but because you fail to ask about what you do not know.... For no one is prevented from leaving behind the disadvantage of ignorance and seeking the advantage of knowledge. - Augustine of Hippo
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