30 famous phrases of Saint Augustine about love, beauty, God, wisdom, hope and patience

30 famous phrases of Saint Augustine about love, beauty, God, wisdom, hope and patience

Below are 30 famous quotes from the early Christian theologian and philosopher Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, on topics such as love, beauty, God, sin, time, wisdom, hope, and patience.

Famous Phrases of Saint Augustine

“The world is like a big book. And those who do not move from their house read only one page.

"Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows, because charity itself is the beauty of the soul."

"Listen to the other side."

“People travel to marvel at the height of the mountains, the enormous waves of the sea, the long courses of the rivers, the immensity of the ocean, the circular movement of the stars; and walk past them without even realizing it.

"Love and do what you want".

"God provides the wind, but it is man who has to hoist the sails."

"The very perfection of a man is knowing how to understand and accept his own imperfections."

“As the soul is the life of the body, so God is the life of the soul. Thus, as the body perishes when the soul leaves it, so the soul dies when God departs from it."

“What is love like? He has hands to help others. He has the feet to walk towards the poor and needy. He has eyes to see suffering and need. He has ears to hear the sighs and pains of men. This is what love looks like."

"The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light, although it passes through the impure, it is not contaminated."

"There is no advantage to being close to light if the eyes are closed."

"Wisdom and madness are like fresh meat and rancid meat, and cultured words and simple words are like fine pottery and rustic dishes; both types of food can be served on any type of plate."

“It was pride that turned angels into demons; it is humility that makes men like angels.”

"Love the sinner and hate the sin."

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

“Do you aspire to great things? It starts with small gestures."

"Whoever is jealous is not in love."

"He who sings prays twice."

"Giving Up: The Heroism of Mediocrity".

“Anger is a weed; hate is the tree."

“To wisdom belongs the intellectual understanding of eternal things; to knowledge, the rational understanding of temporal things.

"If something is not diminished when it is shared with others, it is ill-possessed when it is owned by one and is never shared."

“Faith is believing what you do not see; the reward of faith is to see what you believe.”

“The words written here are concepts. You have to experience them through experiences."

"Do you want to go up? She starts going down. Are you designing a tower that goes through the clouds? First lay the foundations of humility."

"God loves each one of us as if we were unique and unrepeatable."

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Her names are anger and courage; rage at the way things are and courage to change them.”

"Whoever is full of love is full of God himself."

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."

“What is time then? If nobody asks me, I know what it is. If I want to explain it to anyone who asks me, then I don't know."

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