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59 Augustine of Hippo Quotes on Love (WORK)

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I was not yet in love, yet I loved to love… I sought what I might love, in love with loving.
I was not yet in love, yet I loved to love… I sought what I might love, in love with loving.
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.
The measure of love is to love without measure.
The measure of love is to love without measure.
In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.
In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.
There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.
Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.
Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.

18 Augustine of Hippo Quotes on Faith (GOD)

“If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.”

Saint Augustine
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.
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.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
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.
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.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.
God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.
Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.

“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
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
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.
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.
He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist.
He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist.

27 Wise Augustine of Hippo Quotes on Life and Love (WISDOM)

“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.”

Saint Augustine
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance.
The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance.
Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good.
Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good.
Love the sinner and hate the sin.
Love the sinner and hate the sin.
He that is jealous is not in love.
He that is jealous is not in love.
If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.
If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.

“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Saint Augustine
It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.
The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

“How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.”

Saint Augustine

4 Saint Augustine Quotes on Humility (VIRTUE)

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

“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

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