Augustine of Hippo, often known as Saint Augustine, was a Roman North African theologian, philosopher, and bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia.

His writings impacted the development of Western philosophy and Christianity, and he is considered one of the most influential Church Fathers of the Patristic Period of the Latin Church.

The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions are among his many notable writings.

We have compiled some of the best quotes from Saint Augustine for you.


Best Saint Augustine Quotes

1. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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2. “Our heart is restless until it rests in You.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

3. “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).

4. “Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

5. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

6. “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

7. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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

9. “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).

10. “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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11. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

12. “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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13. “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

14. “Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

15. “You are what you love.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

16. “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.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

17. “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

18. “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

19. “God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

20. “To sing is to pray twice.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

21. “There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither love nor hope without faith.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

22. “Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new! Late have I loved you! And, behold, you were within me, and I out of myself, and there I searched for you.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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23. “Charity is the root of all good works.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

24. “Love God and do whatever you please: for the soul trained in love to God will do nothing to offend the One who is Beloved.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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25. “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

26. “Education is the food of youth, the delight of old age, the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity, and the provocation to grace in the soul.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

27. “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).

28. “You aspire to great things? Begin with the little ones.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

29. “The measure of love is to love without measuring.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

30. “If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

31. “The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

32. “He who has God has everything; he who has everything but God has nothing.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

33. “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).

34. “In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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35. “He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

36. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

37. “There is a God-shaped vacuum in every man that only Christ can fill.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

38. “Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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39. “The reward of patience Is patience.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

40. “Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

41. “Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

42. “Do what you can and pray for what you cannot yet do.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

43. “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.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

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44. “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

45. “Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

46. “Love God, then do what you will.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

47. “Let your old age be childlike, and your childhood like old age; that is, so that neither may your wisdom be with pride, nor your humility without wisdom.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

48. “It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

49. “God has no need of your money, but the poor have. You give it to the poor, and God receives it.” ~ (Saint Augustine).

50. “Peace in society depends upon peace in the family.” ~ (Saint Augustine).


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