Quotation Explorer - 'Saint Augustine'

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet. - Saint Augustine
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection. - Saint Augustine
I was in love with loving. - Saint Augustine
Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour. - Saint Augustine
Unless you believe, you will not understand. - Saint Augustine
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. - Saint Augustine
Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations. - Saint Augustine
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. - Saint Augustine
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. - Saint Augustine
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal. - Saint Augustine
Patience is the companion of wisdom. - Saint Augustine
The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page. - Saint Augustine
The argument is at an end. - Saint Augustine
Hear the other side. (Audi Partem Alteram) - Saint Augustine
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. - Saint Augustine
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