Saint Augustine quotes

Born
13 November 354 Thagaste, Numidia 

Died
28 August 430.

Occupation
Philosopher.

Saint Augustine was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. 

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
– Saint Augustine

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
– Saint Augustine

Custom is second nature.
– Saint Augustine

Love, and do what you like.
– Saint Augustine

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
– Saint Augustine

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
– Saint Augustine

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
– Saint Augustine

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
– Saint Augustine

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
– Saint Augustine

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
– Saint Augustine

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
– Saint Augustine

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
– Saint Augustine

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
– Saint Augustine

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
– Saint Augustine

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.
– Saint Augustine

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
– Saint Augustine

There is no possible source of evil except good.
– Saint Augustine

God is best known in not knowing him.
– Saint Augustine

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
– Saint Augustine

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
– Saint Augustine

This world’s a bubble.
– Saint Augustine

He that is jealous is not in love.
– Saint Augustine

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.
– Saint Augustine

The purpose of all wars, is peace.
– Saint Augustine

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
– Saint Augustine