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    He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: hell 
     
    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: travel  world  book  read 
     
    We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
    — Saint Augustine
    To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
    — Saint Augustine
    Love, and do what you like.
    — Saint Augustine
    If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: time  live 
     
    Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.
    — Saint Augustine
    Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: heart  soul  true  lust  fire  mind  spirit 
     
    God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: god  imagine 
     
    He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: god  church  father  mother 
     
    All truth and understanding is a result of a divine light which is God Himself.
    — Saint Augustine
    He who does not have the church as his mother, does not have God as his father.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: god  church  father  mother 
     
    There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: future  past  sinner 
     
    Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: believe 
     
    Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: heart  god 
     
    Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: smile  kiss 
     
    The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience.
    — Saint Augustine
    Every morning you put on your clothes to cover your nakedness and protect your body from inclement weather. Why don't you also clothe your soul with the garment of faith? Remember each morning the truths of your creed, and look at yourself in the mirror of your faith. Otherwise, your soul will soon be naked with the nakedness of oblivion.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: truth  soul  body  faith 
     
    God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
    — Saint Augustine
    Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: believe  faith 
     
    Do you desire security? Here you have it. The Lord says to you, "I will never abandon you, I will always be with you." If a good man made you such a promise, you would trust him. God makes it, and do you doubt? Do you seek a support more sure than the word of God, which is infallible? Surely, He has made the promise, He has written it, He has pledged His word for it, it is most certain.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: desires  men  trust  god 
     
    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
    tags: men  sorrow  eyes  help  poor  misery 
     
    Learn to dance, so when you get to heaven the angels know what to do with you.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: angel  learn  dance  heaven 
     
    Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: work  god  pray 
     
    Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: live  soul  body  care  die  tomorrow 
     
    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
    tags: time  attention 
     
    Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: men  women  facts  holy 
     
    Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: people  darkness  fire  god 
     
    To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: human  achievement  god 
     
    A Christian is: a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: heart  help  christian  christ  mind 
     
    In all trouble you should seek God. You should not set Him over against your troubles, but within them. God can only relieve your troubles if you in your anxiety cling to Him. Trouble should not really be thought of as this thing or that in particular, for our whole life on earth involves trouble; and through the troubles of our earthly pilgrimage we find God.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: thoughts  earth  anxiety  god 
     
    Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: lies  sin 
     
    If you should ask me what are the ways of God, I would tell you that the first is humility, the second is humility, and the third is humility. Not that there are no other precepts to give, but if humility does not preceed all that we do, our efforts are fruitless.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: humility  god 
     
    Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: beauty  soul 
     
    Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: men  believe 
     
    Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: future  past  present  trust  mercy  god 
     
    Do not be afraid to throw yourself on the Lord! He will not draw back and let you fall! Put your worries aside and throw yourself on him; He will welcome you and heal you.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: worries  afraid 
     
    To sing is to pray twice.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: pray 
     
    Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: despair  christ  criminal 
     
    There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither love nor hope without faith.
    — Saint Augustine
    tags: faith  hope 
     
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    saint augustine
    Birth    : November 13, 354
    Death  : August 28, 430
    Occupation  : Saint