Saint Augustine

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.Saint Augustine

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

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Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.Saint Augustine

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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

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

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He that is jealous is not in love.Saint Augustine

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

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The greatest evil is physical pain.Saint Augustine

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God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.Saint Augustine

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Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.Saint Augustine

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Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.Saint Augustine

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

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Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.Saint Augustine

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Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.Saint Augustine

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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.Saint Augustine

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Patience is the companion of wisdom.Saint Augustine

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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.Saint Augustine

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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.Saint Augustine

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It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.Saint Augustine

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What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.Saint Augustine

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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.Saint Augustine

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

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Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.Saint Augustine

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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.Saint Augustine

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We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.Saint Augustine

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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

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

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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.Saint Augustine

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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.Saint Augustine

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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.Saint Augustine

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