Saint Augustine

(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430) a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States

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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.
Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.
Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
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.
He who does not have the church as his mother does not have God as his Father.
Hear the other side.
Hear the other side.
(Audi Partem Alteram)
Hence, a devout Christian must avoid astrologers and all impious soothsayers, especially when they tell the truth, for fear of leading his soul into error by consorting with demons and entangling himself with the bonds of such association.
I was in love with loving.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
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.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Late have I loved thee oh beauty so ancient yet so new
Let no one flatter himself of himself he is Satan. Let man take sin, which is his own, and leave righteousness with God.
Let those who think I have said too little and those who think I have said too much, forgive me and let those who think I have said just enough thank God with me.
Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.
Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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.
The argument is at an end.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men.
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.
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Unjust laws aren't laws at all.
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
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.

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