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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”
Augustine of Hippo
“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”
Augustine of Hippo
“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.”
Augustine of Hippo
“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. ”
Augustine of Hippo
“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions of Saint Augustine
“In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.”
Augustine of Hippo
“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”
Augustine of Hippo
“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.”
Augustine of Hippo
“God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail. ”
Augustine of Hippo
“Some people, in order to discover God, read books. But there is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it. God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?”
Augustine of Hippo
“Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature. ”
Augustine of Hippo
“Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.”
Augustine of Hippo
“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Oh, God, to know you is life. To serve You is freedom. To praise you is the soul's joy and delight. Guard me with the power of Your grace here and in all places. Now and at all times, forever. Amen.”
Augustine of Hippo
“God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.”
Augustine of Hippo, City of God
“Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.”
Augustine of Hippo
“In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.”
Augustine of Hippo
“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.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by accidents of time, or place, or circumstance, are brought into closer connection with you.”
Augustine of Hippo
“The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
“The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

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