Saint Augustine

Augustine of Hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstᵻn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstɪn/; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine, Saint Austin, or Blessed Augustine, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius (modern-day Annaba, Algeria), located in Numidia (Roman province of Africa). He is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions. According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." In his early years, he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his baptism and conversion to Christianity in 387, Augustine develo... More


Saint Augustine Quotes

Saint Augustine #Beauty #God #Good #Great

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Saint Augustine #Beauty #Love

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine #Love #Men #Sympathy

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 #Faith #God #Work

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

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
Saint Augustine #God #Religion

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

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

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

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine #Happiness

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Saint Augustine #Jealousy #Love

He that is jealous is not in love.
Saint Augustine #Nature

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

The purpose of all wars, is peace.
Saint Augustine #Time

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 #Travel

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

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
Saint Augustine #Beauty #Love

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

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 #Forgiveness

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 #Good

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

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

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 #Great #Intelligence

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
Saint Augustine #Men

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 #Men

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