Saint Augustine Quotes

Make me chaste and continent, but not just yet. Saint Augustine

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. Saint Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom. Saint Augustine

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

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

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

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more. Saint Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. Saint Augustine

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. Saint Augustine

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

Carnal lust rules where there is no love of God. Saint Augustine