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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Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.Rate it:
He who does not have the church as his mother does not have God as his Father.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.Rate it:
Unless you believe, you will not understand.Rate it:
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Let no one flatter himself of himself he is Satan. Let man take sin, which is his own, and leave righteousness with God.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.Rate it:
Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.Rate it:
Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Hear the other side.Rate it:
Hear the other side.
(Audi Partem Alteram)
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I was in love with loving.Rate it:
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.Rate it:
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.Rate it:
Late have I loved thee oh beauty so ancient yet so newRate it:
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.Rate it:
Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.Rate it:
Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.Rate it:
Patience is the companion of wisdom.Rate it:
The argument is at an end.Rate it:
The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page.Rate it:
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.Rate it:
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.Rate it:
Unjust laws aren't laws at all.Rate it:
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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