Saint Augustine Quotes

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.

~ Saint Augustine

Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, ...one consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, ...so inflamed with hatred against the City of God.

~ Saint Augustine

God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.

~ Saint Augustine

The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell.

~ Saint Augustine

I was in love with loving.

~ Saint Augustine

Let no one flatter himself of himself he is Satan. Let man take sin, which is his own, and leave righteousness with God.

~ Saint Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

~ Saint Augustine

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

~ Saint Augustine

He who does not have the church as his mother does not have God as his Father.

~ Saint Augustine

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

~ Saint Augustine

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