Quotes By Saint Augustine

Date of Birth: November 13, 354         Date of Death: August 28, 430

Saint Augustine was known as a great philosopher and theologian. His mother was a devout Christian and his father a pagan. Although he was raised as a Christian he followed other religious beliefs before converting to Christianity in 387 AD. He believed that the Grace of The Lord Jesus Christ was the key to eternal freedom for human beings. He taught on salvation and divine grace. Who said finding good quotes was difficult? Browse our large collection and inspire yourself and others.

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

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.  ~ Saint Augustine

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

There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.  ~ Saint Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~ Saint Augustine

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

Love is ever new because it never groweth old.  ~ Saint Augustine

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.  ~ Saint Augustine

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.  ~ Saint Augustine

We speak, but it is God who teaches.  ~ Saint Augustine

God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.  ~ Saint Augustine

Does God proclaim Himself in the wonders of creation? No. All things proclaim Him, all things speak. Their beauty is the voice by which they announce God, by which they sing, "It is you who made me beautiful, not me myself but you.  ~ Saint Augustine

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.  ~ Saint Augustine

Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.  ~ Saint Augustine

Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.  ~ Saint Augustine

Every visible thing in this world is put in the charge of an Angel.  ~ Saint Augustine

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.  ~ Saint Augustine

In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.  ~ 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.  ~ Saint Augustine

Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.  ~ Saint Augustine

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.  ~ Saint Augustine

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.  ~ Saint Augustine

In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.  ~ Saint Augustine

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

Really great things, when discussed by little men, can usually make such men grow big.  ~ Saint Augustine

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.  ~ Saint Augustine

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

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


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