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 :: 354-430, Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

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If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
~ St. Augustine - [Longevity]

 

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If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
~ St. Augustine - [Belief]

 

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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
~ St. Augustine - [Humility]

 

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Love is the beauty of the soul.
~ St. Augustine - [Love]

 

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Love, and do what you like.
~ St. Augustine - [Love]

 

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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
~ St. Augustine - [Miracles]

 

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My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
~ St. Augustine - [Experience]

 

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No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
~ St. Augustine - [Duty]

 

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O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
~ St. Augustine - [Cheerfulness]

 

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Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
~ St. Augustine - [Life and Living]

 

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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
~ St. Augustine - [Prayer]

 

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Punishment is justice for the unjust.
~ St. Augustine - [Punishment]

 

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Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
~ St. Augustine - [Understanding]

 

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Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; courage is love bearing all things gladly for the sake of Him who is its object; justice is love serving only Him who is its object, and therefore rightly ruling; prudence is love making wise distinction between what hinders and what helps itself.
~ St. Augustine - [Temperament]

 

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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
~ St. Augustine - [Confession]

 

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The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
~ St. Augustine - [Desire]

 

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The greatest evil is physical pain.
~ St. Augustine - [Pain]

 

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The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.
~ St. Augustine - [Victory]

 

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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
~ St. Augustine - [Perfection]

 

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Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
~ St. Augustine - [Forgiveness]

 

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