Saint Augustine Quotes
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"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet."
"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."
"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"
"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible."
"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others."
"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering."
"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know."
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
"The purpose of all wars, is peace."
"Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity."
"The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences."
"We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs."
"Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point."
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation."
"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."
"Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance."
"O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet."
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