Traditional Catholic Quotes From St. Augustine

augustine‘If you believe what you like in the Gospels, and reject what you do not like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.’

“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.”

“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.”

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

“He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.”

“Lord, Make me chaste, but not yet”

“I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.”

st-augustine-conversion“Better to have fewer wants than greater riches to supply increasing wants.”

“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.”

“Understanding is the reward of faith.”

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”

“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”

“Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.”

2 Replies to “Traditional Catholic Quotes From St. Augustine”

  1. 2 decades ago I read a portion of his Confessions. St. Augustine`s words hit their mark. Thursday while working I came across a magnificent Romanesque Church dedicated to him. Friday morning while praying Lauds I read the brief entry about him. THANKS BE TO GOD , I found myself again near that church.
    I pulled down the street and spent a few moments in prayer on the front steps.
    We are so Blessed by our God!
    Thank you Father Carota for all your hard work.

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